Serving to decorate or embellish; ornamental.
(comparative more decorative, superlative most decorative)
- That serves to decorate
OriginSee also: décorative
From Middle French décoratif
- Engraved flowers, views and devices are often combined with decorative cutting.
- The sandstone has not resisted the effects of weather, and much of the external decorative work has perished.
- Most Japanese decorative designs consist of natural objects, treated sometimes in a more 1~hi0 or less conventional manner, but always distinguished by delicacy of touch, graceful freedom of conception and delightfully harmonized tints.
- The manufacture, modelling and painting of faience objects, and the making of inlays in many materials were also familiar to Aegean craftsmen, who show in all their best work a strong sense of natural form and an appreciation of ideal balance and decorative effect, such as are seen in the best products of later Hellenic art.
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