ornamental
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɔːnəˈmɛntl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌɔɹnəˈmɛntl/
Adjective

ornamental

  1. Serving as an ornament; having no purpose other than to make more beautiful.
    Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists; others, about their ankles.
    Synonyms: beautifying, embellishing, decorative
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter I, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book IV:
Related terms Translations Noun

ornamental (plural ornamentals)

  1. An ornamental plant.
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