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Definition of "decoration" []

  • The act, process, technique, or art of decorating. (noun)
  • Something used to decorate. (noun)
  • An emblem of honor, such as a medal or badge. (noun)

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 "decoration" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps he should have kept with the term decoration and avoided this swamp completely."
  • "_ Then you do not regard sculpture as a proper decorative portion of the National Gallery of Pictures -- you do not admit the term decoration?"
  • "The word 'decoration' was almost a swear word to her."