AskDefine | Define ornate

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ornate adj
1 rich in decorative detail [syn: embellished, ornamented]
2 marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton [syn: flowery]

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  1. elaborately ornamented, often to excess
  2. flashy, flowery or showy


elaborately ornamented, often to excess
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