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Definitions for decorative
ˈdɛk ər ə tɪv, ˈdɛk rə-, ˈdɛk əˌreɪ-dec·o·ra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cosmetic, decorative, ornamental(adj)

    serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

    "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

Wiktionary

  1. decorative(Noun)

    A plant, tile, etc. intended for use as decoration.

  2. decorative(Adjective)

    That serves to decorate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decorative(adj)

    suited to decorate or embellish; adorning

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcoratif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. decorative

    To use to decorate or improve.

    The decorative beading on the blanket was so beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2020  

How to pronounce decorative?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say decorative in sign language?

  1. decorative

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorative in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of decorative in a Sentence

  1. Ashley Poust:

    Here is an animal that has all kinds of signals of being a juvenile, outside its bones, inside its bones, in its joints, and it has long, isolated plumes extending from its already-very-long tail. This is quite different from living birds and tells us that these decorative feathers preceded adulthood in dinosaurs. Of course, perhaps they're using these feathers in a very different way from living birds, too.

  2. Wendell Berry:

    Without a complex knowledge of one’s place and without the faithfulness to one’s place on which such knowledge depends, it is inevitable that the place will be used carelessly, and eventually destroyed. Without such knowledge and faithfulness, moreover, the culture of a country will be superficial and decorative, functional only insofar as it may be a symbol of prestige, the affectation of an elite or “in” group.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Take up something that you know will never bring you any returns except pleasure—in other words, allow yourself to live the way brilliant eighteenth century courtesans lived. Don’t be afraid of having a decorative life, even if all the decorations come from you.

  4. Manuel Emch:

    Interest in metiers d'art has grown strongly over recent years in line with interest in all things crafted and more individualistic, it's a natural evolution for the watch too. Since we have all these devices giving us the time, the watch is becoming more of a decorative piece. Besides, movement development is so time and investment-intensive that to make the mechanically unique is rarely possible in the way it is with metiers d'art.

  5. Bernard Lepri:

    The problem isn’t with the decorative contacts themselves.

Images & Illustrations of decorative

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    • A. rapture
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