[awr-nuh-men-tey-shuh n, ‐muh n‐]


the act of ornamenting.
the state of being ornamented.
something with which a thing is ornamented; embellishment.
ornaments collectively.

Nearby words

  1. orn,
  2. ornament,
  3. ornamental,
  4. ornamentalism,
  5. ornamentally,
  6. ornamented,
  7. ornate,
  8. ornately,
  9. orne,
  10. ornery

Origin of ornamentation

First recorded in 1850–1855

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Word Origin and History for ornamentation



1839, noun of action from ornament (v.).

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