Ornateness



[awr-neyt] /ɔrˈneɪt/

adjective
1.
elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so:
They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa.
2.
embellished with rhetoric; florid or high-flown:
an ornate style of writing.
/ɔːˈneɪt/
adjective
1.
heavily or elaborately decorated
2.
(of style in writing) overembellished; flowery
adj.

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.

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