Origin of ornate
Synonyms for ornate
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The tomb, though much smaller than the palace, is similarly a vision of ornate twists, arches, and peaks.
Entering the theater brings visitors to an ornate lobby with vaulted ceilings, golden walls, and an enormous chandelier.
In 1997, Whit Stillman re-created Studio 54 in its ornate lobby for his film The Last Days of Disco.
Their services have been held in small chapels, ornate synagogues, simple firehouses, and grand cathedrals.
Stairways painted blue connect covered walkways stuffed with small stores selling jewelry, scarves, and ornate pottery.
Larger images may be viewed by clicking on any picture except the ornate letters.At the Sign of the Barber's Pole|William Andrews
Another prominent element in Enoch Arden is yet more suitable to, yet more requires the aid of, ornate art.English Critical Essays|Various
There is in the unadorned picture of any incident in the past a sort of hallowed character that no ornate frame can improve.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
The third floor front room of his ornate mansion on Brooklyn's Park Slope was dedicated to peaceful thought.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
They faced one another across the table piled with ornate silver.The Wild Olive|Basil King
Word Origin for ornate
early 15c., from Latin ornatus "fitted out, furnished, supplied; adorned, decorated, embellished," past participle of ornare "adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). Earliest reference is to literary style. Related: Ornately; ornateness.