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Definition of "ornate" [or•nate]

  • Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented. (adjective)
  • Flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner; flowery. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ornate" in a sentence
  • "The modern-meets-sultry pumps and flats in ornate silk patterns could be worn with a silk qipao, or form-fitting dress."
  • "Awesome, a creepy-looking ex-Nazi Pope in ornate robes and a huge funny hat."
  • "Rich in ornate mosques, Islamic tombs, cave churches, centuries old houses carved in the limestone cliffs, the entire site will be inundated."