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decorativeadjective

 us   /ˈdek·ər·ə·t̬ɪv/
attractive: decorative ​patterns/​accessories
(Definition of decorative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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decorativeadjective

uk   /ˈdek.ər.ə.tɪv/  us   /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/
B2 made to ​lookattractive: a decorative ​display of ​plants and ​flowers a ​mirror in a decorative ​frame

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decoratively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
A ​shawl was ​arranged decoratively over the back of the ​chair.
(Definition of decorative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decorative”
in Arabic مُزخرَف, مُزيّن…
in Korean 장식의…
in Portuguese decorativo…
in Catalan decoratiu…
in Japanese 装飾用の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰性的,作装潢用的…
in Turkish süsleyici, güzelleştirici…
in Russian декоративный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾性的,用作裝潢的…
in Italian decorativo…
in Polish dekoracyjny, ozdobny…
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