ornate ornate  /ɔr ˈneɪt/


  • (adj) marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details


  1. In an ornate palace overlooking surprisingly modern Kuala Lumpur, the nine hereditary sultans of the federated Malayan states met fortnight ago to hold a thoroughly modern election.
  2. In 1920 thousands of gullibles had a more ornate picture of him.
  3. Troubled by pain in his left ear, he went home to his ornate white stone house on East Tenth Avenue.


  1. Ontario designates Euclid Avenue Local Historic District

    ONTARIO -- Rock curbs, ornate iron light fixtures and front yard open spaces are all distinct features that embody Euclid Avenue today. Photo Gallery: Euclid Avenue
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

  2. Scarlett Johansson Wore Head-to-Toe Saint Laurent

    At the 2013 Tonys last night held at Radio City Music Hall, the actress — who was denied a nomination for her performance in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof —appeared instead to present an award. Instead of dolling up in an ornate, flashy gown, Johansson walked the red carpet in ... More »
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Video, photos: Historic beauty might go to waste

    The ornate white marble staircase flows down to a lobby dividing two spacious parlors that at one time were rich with art. It is a magnificent emblem of one of South Dakota's finer ideas. The Mead Building is being restored, but other century-old buildings on Yankton's Human Services campus are in peril.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Argus Leader


  1. "I wanted to celebrate the movies and to include great movie houses and screens," said Cates. "So Roy went back to the classic ornate movie houses for his inspiration, which, I think, is superbly reflected in the final design."
    on Feb 22, 2006 By: Gilbert Cates Source: WSBtv.com

  2. "I think there must have been peals of delirious laughter echoing around the ornate chambers of the Kremlin when the invitation to go to Kennebunkport arrived," said Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to President Jimmy...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Zbigniew Brzezinski Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Before the mass extinction, most of the foraminifera species were comparatively large, very flamboyant, very specialized, very ornate, with many chambers," Keller explained.
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Gerta Keller Source: FOXNews

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