décor

or de·cor

[dey-kawr, di-, dey-kawr]

noun

style or mode of decoration, as of a room, building, or the like: modern office décor; a bedroom having a Spanish décor.
decoration in general; ornamentation: beads, baubles, and other décor.
Theater. scenic decoration; scenery.

Nearby words

  1. débrouillard,
  2. décime,
  3. déclassé,
  4. décolletage,
  5. décolleté,
  6. découpage,
  7. dégagé,
  8. dégringolade,
  9. déjeuner,
  10. déjeuner à la fourchette

Origin of décor

1650–60; < French, derivative of décorer to decorate

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British Dictionary definitions for decor

décor

decor

noun

a style or scheme of interior decoration, furnishings, etc, as in a room or house
stage decoration; scenery

Word Origin for décor

C19: from French, from décorer to decorate

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Word Origin and History for decor

decor

n.

1897, from French décor (18c.), back-formation from décorer "to decorate" (14c.), from Latin decorare (see decorate). It thus duplicates Latin decor "beauty, elegance, charm, grace, ornament." Originally a theater term in English; general use is since 1926.

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