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Definition of Ornament


  1. That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.
  2. To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.

Ornament Quotations

A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
Saint Ambrose

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I'm invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who'll play the piano after dinner, and I know you're not really invited for yourself. You're just an ornament.
Marilyn Monroe

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

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Ornament Translations

ornament in Afrikaans is sieraad
ornament in Danish is dekoration
ornament in Dutch is versieren
ornament in German is Verzierung, Zierde
ornament in Italian is ornamento
ornament in Latin is ornatus
ornament in Spanish is alhaja, ornamento
ornament in Swedish is prydnad, smycke, sira, dekoration
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