ornamentation

[awr-nuh-men-tey-shuh n, ‐muh n‐]

noun

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

Origin of ornamentation

First recorded in 1850–1855
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Related Words for ornamentation

embellishment, decoration, elaboration, trimming

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Word Origin and History for ornamentation
n.

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

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