Synonyms for ornament

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : noun awr-nuh-muhnt; verb awr-nuh-ment, -muhnt
Phonetic Transcription : noun ˈɔr nə mənt; verb ˈɔr nəˌmɛnt, -mənt

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Définition of ornament

Origin :
  • early 13c., "an accessory," from Old French ornement "ornament, decoration," and directly from Latin ornamentum "apparatus, equipment, trappings; embellishment, decoration, trinket," from ornare "equip, adorn" (see ornate). Meaning "decoration, embellishment" in English is attested from late 14c. (also a secondary sense in classical Latin). Figurative use from 1550s.
  • noun decoration
  • verb decorate
Example sentences :
  • But this man must be secure that humility would be an ornament to him.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And I was within an ace of becoming an ornament of the British peerage.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Silence is the ornament of your sex; and in silence, if there be not wisdom, there is safety.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Cover the pie with a crust, notch and ornament it, and bake it well.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • Notch and ornament it handsomely with leaves and flowers of paste.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • The fashion of its ornament and decoration was foreign to that adopted by the Moors of Granada.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Few of the flowers merely meant for ornament are so ethereal as a potato.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • At Jocelyn's Rock the stamp of age was upon every decoration, on every ornament.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • Ornament with chopped almonds and meringue, or not, as you please.
  • Extract from : « Culture and Cooking » by Catherine Owen
  • She was dressed in white muslin, unrelieved by ornament or any suggestion of colour.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Antonyms for ornament

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