The act or process of decorating, adorning, or embellishing.(noun)
The state of being decorated, adorned, or embellished.(noun)
Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment.(noun)
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Use "ornamentation" in a sentence
"The sixth proposition above stated, that _Gothic ornamentation is nobler than Greek ornamentation_, etc., is therefore sufficiently proved by the acceptance of this one principle, no less important than unassailable."
"Modern ornamentation is a burlesque of the beautiful, as pitiful as it is costly."
"Gold ornamentation is to be seen in the rafter work and the entire length of tunnel has 33,345,567,863,426,875,678 stained wooden steps of which five are in need of repair."