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Definition of Decoration

Decoration

  1. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.
  2. That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.
  3. Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.

Decoration Quotations

Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.
Ismail Haniyeh

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
E. M. Forster

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Ernest Hemingway

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
Igor Stravinsky

A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
Richard Schickel
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Decoration Translations

decoration in Afrikaans is dekor, sieraad
decoration in Danish is dekoration
decoration in Dutch is decor, onderscheiding, decoratie
decoration in German is Dekoration, Verzierung
decoration in Italian is onorificenza
decoration in Norwegian is dekorasjon, pynt
decoration in Swedish is utsmyckning, dekoration, orden
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