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[dey-kawr, di-, dey-kawr] /deɪˈkɔr, dɪ-, ˈdeɪ kɔr/
style or mode of decoration, as of a room, building, or the like:
modern office décor; a bedroom having a Spanish décor.
decoration in general; ornamentation:
beads, baubles, and other décor.
Theater. scenic decoration; scenery.
Also, decor.
Origin of décor
1650-60; < French, derivative of décorer to decorate Unabridged
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Examples from the web for decor
  • All of the rooms feature modern decor with contemporary furnishings.
  • The interior decor is full of bright colors and big booths.
  • Uniforms are out, as is standard decor, shelving and presentation.
  • Marble columns, gold decor and money are everywhere.
  • The decor was tired and dated, the only amenity was coffee, and there wasn't even a mini fridge to keep a bottle of milk cold.
  • The mice initially showed no preference for either decor, splitting their time evenly between the two compartments.
  • Its protective charm is an eye-catching addition to any decor.
  • Choose from four bevel-color styles to match your decor.
  • Choose eco-friendly decor for a healthy night's sleep.
  • Ambiance, decor or impressive food and service contribute to making dining an intimate, special occasion.
British Dictionary definitions for decor


a style or scheme of interior decoration, furnishings, etc, as in a room or house
stage decoration; scenery
Word Origin
C19: from French, from décorer to decorate
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Word Origin and History for decor

1897, from French décor (18c.), back-formation from décorer "to decorate" (14c.), from Latin decorare (see decorate). It thus duplicates Latin decor "beauty, elegance, charm, grace, ornament." Originally a theater term in English; general use is since 1926.

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