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"ornate" in British English

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ornateadjective

uk   /ɔːˈneɪt/  us   /ɔːr-/
having a lot of ​complicateddecoration: a ​room with an ornate ​ceiling and ​goldmirrors mainly disapproving Language that is ornate ​contains too many ​complicated words or ​phrases: Some ​students are put off ​studying his ​work because of the ornate ​language of the ​poetry.
ornately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
a ​pair of ornately ​carveddoors
(Definition of ornate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ornateadjective

 us   /ɔrˈneɪt/
having a lot of ​decoration: ornate ​jewelry/​buildings
(Definition of ornate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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