decorative

[ dek-er-uh-tiv, dek-ruh-, dek-uh-rey- ]SEE DEFINITION OF decorative

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They belong to the decorative background of the social drama.

Has serious objection to use of her head, except for decorative purposes.

One kind hardens the surfaces without any decorative effect.

As to decorative embellishments, the church is by no means lacking.

For this purpose all the decorative talent of the town is engaged.

Mosaic, as is well-known, is the most permanent of all the processes of decorative art.

They were worked into ornaments, and employed in a variety of decorative manners.

It was the only house in the place which had any pretension to decorative finish.

Her decorative tastes were decidedly Eastern and lavishly extravagant.

From her he had acquired the alphabet and many a ginger-nut and decorative bonbon.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French decoratif, from decorat-, past participle stem of Latin decorare (see decorate).

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