- (America) IPA: /ɔɹˈneɪt/
- Elaborately ornamented, often to excess.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter V, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- The house of Ruthven was a small but ultra-modern limestone affair, between Madison and Fifth ; […]. As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space that the eyes might rest on after a tiring attempt to follow and codify the arabesques, foliations, and intricate vermiculations of what some disrespectfully dubbed as “near-aissance.”
- Flashy, flowery or showy
- Finely finished, as a style of composition.
- , [John Milton], Of Education. To Master Samuel Hartlib, [London: Printed for Thomas Underhill and/or for Thomas Johnson], OCLC 946735316 ↗:
- a graceful and ornate rhetoric
ornate (ornates, present participle ornating; past and past participle ornated)