ornate

[ awr-neyt ]
/ ɔrˈneɪt /
See synonyms for: ornate / ornateness on Thesaurus.com

adjective

elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so: They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa.
embellished with rhetoric; florid or high-flown: an ornate style of writing.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of ornate

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin ornātus well-equipped, adorned, originally past participle of ornāre to equip; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ornate

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for ornate

British Dictionary definitions for ornate

ornate
/ (ɔːˈneɪt) /

adjective

heavily or elaborately decorated
(of style in writing) overembellished; flowery

Derived forms of ornate

ornately, adverbornateness, noun

Word Origin for ornate

C15: from Latin ornāre to decorate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012