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ornate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ôrˈnāt/,
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Made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns,
  1. Made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns
    • - an ornate wrought-iron railing
  2. (of literary style) Using unusual words and complex constructions
    • - peculiarly ornate and metaphorical language
  3. (of musical composition or performance) Using many ornaments such as grace notes and trills


  1. flowery: marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton
  2. (ornately) in an ornate manner; "the cradle was ornately carved"
  3. (ornateness) grandiosity: high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
  4. (ornateness) an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
  5. elaborately ornamented, often to excess; flashy, flowery or showy
  6. Heavily ornamented, overly adorned, showy.
  7. Classic, elegant, and formal in appearance, includes curves, carvings, and deep rich color.
  8. This refers to the iron casting on the fans. Plain would be smooth cast iron, while ornate would have a design case into it. The common use is "ornate base" referring to a GE pancake fan, with ribs running the length of the base.
  9. showy, rich, elaborate in detail