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He was so into measuring heat that in 1657 he started a private academy, the Accademia del Cimento, where investigators explored various forms and shapes for their thermoscopes, including ornate-looking designs with spiraling cylindrical columns.

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At an ornate altar in her dining room, she made offerings of flowers and apples and lit candles to Santa Muerte.

The town of Mendocino, with its ocean fogs and ornate Victorian architecture, is an eerie presence in this novel, its otherworldliness intensified by Anna’s desperate recourse to a psychic for help in finding Cameron.

When the legislature convenes for a possible special session later this year related to coronavirus relief, Filler-Corn is hoping that vaccinations will allow all 100 delegates to return to the ornate House chamber.

The ornate pipe in question, with its long plunging stem and generous bowl, once belonged to the grandfather of Curdin, the protagonist of “Mundaun.”

The tomb, though much smaller than the palace, is similarly a vision of ornate twists, arches, and peaks.

Foreign countries bestow ornate gifts on American officials as a sign of courtesy during diplomatic trips.

Entering the theater brings visitors to an ornate lobby with vaulted ceilings, golden walls, and an enormous chandelier.

In 1997, Whit Stillman re-created Studio 54 in its ornate lobby for his film The Last Days of Disco.

Their services have been held in small chapels, ornate synagogues, simple firehouses, and grand cathedrals.

The furnishings and decorations, as in the case of modern playhouses, seem to have been ornate.

The more it has been made the subject of illustration and imagery, the more finished and ornate have been the comminations in use.

The third floor front room of his ornate mansion on Brooklyn's Park Slope was dedicated to peaceful thought.

Her face, under an ornate black hat, was like a great rose full of overlapping curves of florid flesh.

Yes, it is very handsome, no doubt, but too ornate and pie-crusty for my—taste.

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On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ornate, such as: baroque, beautiful, elegant, embroidered, fancy, and gaudy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.