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1. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented.
2. Elaborate or showy, as in style: ornate rhetoric.

[Middle English, from Latin ōrnātus, past participle of ōrnāre, to embellish; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

or·nate′ly adv.
or·nate′ness n.
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Adv.1.ornately - in an ornate manner; "the cradle was ornately carved"
بِزُخْرُفَه كَثيرَه
s bohatou výzdobou
süslü şekilde


[ɔːˈneɪtlɪ] ADV [carved, painted, designed] → con muchos adornos, de manera elaborada; [written] → en un estilo florido or (pej) recargado


advkunstvoll; describemit beredten Worten, umständlich (pej); writtenin reicher Sprache


(oːˈneit) adjective
with a lot of ornament. an ornate doorway.
orˈnately adverb
orˈnateness noun
References in classic literature ?
He writes too ornately, too laconically, with too great a wealth of imagery and imagination.
Long boats with ornately carved dragon's heads at the bows, hulls painted with its scales, paddles resembling claws and tails in the sterns featured in the race.
She teeters on the edge of an ornately embroidered love seat.
As ornately illustrated as the fabrics themselves, Textiles of Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe (Thames & Hudson) is the first book (or so it claims) dedicated to the traditional embroidery and panoply of the Banjara artisans.
The attention to detail in the 46-year-old's model is incredible with seats, stalls and ornately decorated private boxes giving an uncanny reproduction of the celebrated West-End venue.
A photo released by the directorate showed police and workers in hard hats inspecting a pile of collapsed concrete slabs inside a part of the sprawling, ornately decorated mosque.
It's long, floaty, ornately embroidered and has billowy sleeves.
of its long tail flecked ornately with spots of blood.
The building features an ornately decorated ballroom and other architectural touches.
From the later decades of the 19th century until the early years of the 20th, ornately figured grips made from "plastic" were an industry standard for revolvers pretty much without regard to the quality or price of the arm.
The central festivities take place in Meskel Square in Addis Ababa with the burning of an enormous bonfire as ornately robed priests and children dressed in traditional Ethiopian plain white cotton clothes dance around the fires and sing.
The logo on the top band has the ISL colours assigned to it and the handles are ornately carved and embellished with 24k gold gilt to imbue a sense of pride when held up.