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Synonyms

decoration

noun

something nice that you put on or in something else to make it look more attractive

ornament

noun

a small attractive object used for decoration or for making someone or something more beautiful

decor

noun

the style of decoration and furniture in a building

ornamentation

noun

decoration added to something to make it more beautiful

trim

noun

decoration on something, especially on the edges of something

embellishment

noun

a decoration added to something in order to make it more beautiful, or the process of doing this

border

noun

a band or pattern around the edge of something, especially for decoration

detailing

noun

the decorations or details added to a building, piece of clothing etc

ornament

noun

something added for decoration or beauty, for example to a building

overlay

noun

a thin layer of a substance that has been applied to a surface, especially for decoration

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accessory

noun

additional objects, equipment, decorations etc that make something more useful or attractive

adornment

noun

decorations, or a single decoration

adornment

noun

the process of decorating something

boss

noun

a circular decoration at the centre of something

brass

noun

a flat piece of brass with a picture or writing cut into it, for example on a grave or in a church

bunting

noun

a line of small flags on a string, used for decorating buildings and streets for special occasions

centrepiece

noun

the most important object or decoration in a particular place

curlicue

noun

a curl or twist used as a decoration

daisy chain

noun

a decoration that children make by joining a lot of daisies together by their stems

decal

noun

mainly American a transfer for putting a picture onto a surface

doily

noun

a round piece of paper or cloth with a pattern of holes that you put on a plate before putting cakes, sandwiches etc on it, or that you put on a table or piece of furniture as a decoration

festoon

noun

formal a chain of flowers, lights, or other bright objects hanging as a decoration

filigree

noun

delicate patterns made from thin gold or silver wire, used as decoration

flourish

noun

a curved line that you add to the top or bottom of letters when you are writing in order to make them look more attractive

fob

noun

a small object used as a decoration for the chain of a fob watch or for a key ring

fretwork

noun

designs that you make by cutting pieces out of a thin piece of wood or metal

glitter

noun

very small shiny pieces of metal or plastic that you stick on things to make them shine and look attractive

inlay

noun

a decoration put into the surface of something

marquetry

noun

a design or picture made with several different types of wood fixed to the surface of a piece of furniture

mobile

noun

a decoration with parts that hang down and move in the air

paintwork

noun

British the painted surface of something, for example the body of a car or the wooden surfaces in a building

patterning

noun

patterns or designs on something

piping

noun

a thin tube of cloth used for decorating the edges of clothing, covers for chairs etc

plaque

noun

a flat piece of metal or stone that is hung on a wall or building for decoration, or to give information

scroll

noun

a drawing, painting, or other decoration made to look like a roll of paper

stencil

noun

the design or letters painted using this method

streamer

noun

a long thin coloured piece of paper or cloth used for decoration

stud

noun

a small piece of metal that sticks up from the surface of something, usually as a decoration

wind chimes

noun

a decoration that you hang outside, with parts that move in the wind to make a pleasant sound

woodcarving

noun

an object used as a decoration, made by cutting and shaping a piece of wood

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