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English noun: ornamentation

1. ornamentation (state) the state of being ornamented

Broader (hypernym)state

2. ornamentation (artifact) something used to beautify

Synonymsdecoration, ornament

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)adornment, arabesque, architectural ornament, beading, beadwork, bow, brass, centerpiece, centrepiece, Christmas tree, cockade, decor, design, embellishment, encrustation, falderol, figure, fin, finial, floral arrangement, flower arrangement, folderal, frill, gargoyle, garnish, garnish, gimcrack, gimcrackery, graffiti, graffito, hanging, hood ornament, incrustation, inlay, interior decoration, knob, lunula, molding, moulding, nailhead, necklet, nonsense, overlay, pattern, pommel, rivet, rosemaling, set decoration, sgraffito, spiral, sprig, stud, tail fin, tailfin, tinsel, tracery, trumpery, volute, wall hanging, wind bell, wind chime

3. ornamentation (act) the act of adding extraneous decorations to something


Broader (hypernym)decoration

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