[awr-nuh-men-tey-shuh n, ‐muh n‐]
Origin of ornamentation
First recorded in 1850–1855
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Examples from the Web for ornamentation
Multi-story hotel towers stand stripped of any ornamentation, and seem almost Soviet in their austere and honest decay.The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills
August 25, 2014
For women, that means “conservative” braids are allowed only if there are no beads or ornamentation.
The ornamentation on this cross is very perfect and beautifully executed.
The ornamentation usually denotes the period when they were constructed.
The mermaids are the only portion of the ornamentation that was cast.Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology</p>
Margaret Brown Klapthor
His boots were small and fairly new, and not over adorned with ornamentation.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
The pipe was not over large, for all its wealth of ornamentation.An Old Meerschaum
David Christie Murray
Word Origin and History for ornamentation
1839, noun of action from ornament (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper