Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ornate
IPA transcription: [ɔɹn'eɪt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: flowery, ornate
    Meaning: marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton
Usage examples
  • Nothing loth, Ginger selected an ornate pyramid of icing.
  • There with his tokens and with ornate words Did he deceive Hypsipyle, the maiden Who first, herself, had all the rest deceived.
  • The same principle applies to the library itself: plain shelves filled with good editions in good bindings are more truly decorative than ornate bookcases lined with tawdry books.
  • The honor-guard advanced in two columns; between them marched an unclad and heavily armed native carrying an ornate spear with a three-foot blade upright in front of him with all four hands.
  • Even more strikingly than the everyday habit of the priest, the vestments, properly so called, are ornate, grotesque, inconvenient, and, at least ostensibly, comfortless to the point of distress.