Origin of ornamentation
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.
For women, that means “conservative” braids are allowed only if there are no beads or ornamentation.
The eggs of this Quail differ somewhat in size, and also in ornamentation.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry
Nearly everything in the nature of ornamentation or embellishment was destroyed.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
But the strange external luxury of ornamentation became, inside, a revel of immense stairways.Original Short Stories, Volume 9 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
The capitals of the same form are much more clearly and firmly cut, and in a better style of ornamentation.The Cathedral Builders|Leader Scott
The ornamentation of temples, to judge by the few specimens which remain, was very similar to that of palaces.
Word Origin and History for ornamentation
1839, noun of action from ornament (v.).