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Meaning of ornate

or•nate

Pronunciation: (ôr-nāt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so: They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa.
  2. embellished with rhetoric; florid or high-flown: an ornate style of writing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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