decorative

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See also: décorative

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French décoratif

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decorative (comparative more decorative, superlative most decorative)

  1. That serves to decorate
    • 2011 December 15, Felicity Cloake, “How to cook the perfect nut roast”, Guardian:
      The parsnip, stilton and chestnut combination may taste good, but it's not terribly decorative. In fact, dull's the word, a lingering adjectival ghost of nut roasts past that I'm keen to banish from the table.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

decorative (plural decoratives)

  1. A plant, tile, etc. intended for use as decoration.
    • 2007 October 24, The Associated Press, “Dutch Maker of Chemicals Reports Drop in Earnings”, New York Times:
      Analysts said the company’s results were in line, but noted that organic growth at the decoratives business was slightly weaker than expected.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decorative f pl

  1. Feminine plural of decorativo