ornamental

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

ornament +‎ -al

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Adjective[edit]

ornamental (comparative more ornamental, superlative most 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, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar [], OCLC 928184292, book IV:
      We shall leave to the reader to determine with what judgment we have chosen the several occasions for inserting those ornamental parts of our work.
    • 1968, Carl Ruhen, The Key Club, Scripts, page 20:
      There were ornamental ponds and shrubs clipped into animal shapes, painted concrete gnomes sitting on mushrooms, pink flamingos standing on one leg[.]
  2. (of a plant, fish, etc.) Bred for aesthetic or decorative purposes.

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Noun[edit]

ornamental (plural ornamentals)

  1. An ornamental plant.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ornament +‎ -al

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Adjective[edit]

ornamental (masculine and feminine plural ornamentals)

  1. ornamental

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ornamento +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

ornamental m or f (plural ornamentais)

  1. ornamental

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ornamento +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: or‧na‧men‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective[edit]

ornamental m or f (plural ornamentais, comparable)

  1. ornamental

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Further reading[edit]

  • ornamental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ornemental

Adjective[edit]

ornamental m or n (feminine singular ornamentală, masculine plural ornamentali, feminine and neuter plural ornamentale)

  1. ornamental

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ornamento +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oɾnamenˈtal/, [oɾ.na.mẽn̪ˈt̪al]
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective[edit]

ornamental (plural ornamentales)

  1. ornamental

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