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ornamentation

[awr-nuh-men-tey-shuh n, ‐muh n‐] /ˌɔr nə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, ‐mən‐/
noun
1.
the act of ornamenting.
2.
the state of being ornamented.
3.
something with which a thing is ornamented; embellishment.
4.
ornaments collectively.
Origin of ornamentation
1850-1855
1850-1855
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n.

1839, noun of action from ornament (v.).

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