ornament definition

  • noun:
    • a thing that decorates or adorns; an embellishment.
    • you thought to be a source of pleasure, honor, or credit: a singer who is an ornament towards the world of opera.
    • Music an email or number of records that embellishes a melody.
    • some decoration.
    • A Christmas tree design
    • A musical flourish being unneeded to the total melodic or harmonic range, but serve to embellish or "ornament" that range.
    • what embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; decoration; decoration; adornment.
    • Any accessory, adjunct, or trapping that serves for use and for both usage and adornment, or such accessories, adjuncts, or trappings collectively; ergo, gear, vesture, gown, attire, etc.
    • One thing added as an embellishment; what embellishes or adorns; whatever lends or perhaps is intended to lend elegance or beauty compared to that to which its included or belongs, as a jewel, a rhetorical decoration, etc.
    • An honorary distinction; a decoration; a mark of honor.
    • a person who adds luster to at least one's sphere or environment: because, he's an ornament of his occupation.
    • Embellishment or adornments collectively or perhaps in the abstract; adornment; ornamentation; design: as, something ideal for either use or ornament.
    • Outward appearance; mere screen.
    • Synonyms Embellishment, adornment. See adorn.
    • one thing familiar with beautify
  • verb-transitive:
    • To furnish with ornaments: ornamented the house windows with dangling flowers.
    • is an ornament to: "The infants ornament the woman legs, dangle from her pant feet” ( Carolyn Chute).
    • To decorate; to deck; to embellish; to beautify.
  • verb:
    • To embellish.
    • to increase.
    • be an ornament to
    • make more appealing by adding ornament, color, etc.
  • others:
    • To decorate; deck; embellish: as, to ornament a building with sculpture or artwork.
    • Synonyms Adorn, Ornament, Decorate, etc. See adorn.

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