Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) something used to beautify
  2. (noun, communication) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  3. (noun, act) the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

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Origin of the word Decoration

  1. 1580s, "action of decorating," from L.L. decorationem, noun of action from decorare (see decorate). Meaning "that which decorates" is from 1670s. As "a badge or medal worn as a mark of honor," it is attested from 1816 (often in plural, decorations). more

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Words that sound like Decoration

dacrydium, degradation, desecration, desertion, dessert wine, discretion, dishearten, dissertation

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