ornate

[ awr-neyt ]
/ ɔrˈneɪt /

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.

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Origin of ornate

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

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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
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