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English definition of “decorative”

decorative

adjective     /ˈdek.ər.ə.tɪv/ US  /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/
B2 made to look attractive: a decorative display of plants and flowers a mirror in a decorative frameAttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant decoratively     /-li/ adverb A shawl was arranged decoratively over the back of the chair.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
(Definition of decorative adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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