Part of speech: noun

The act or art of decorating; ornamentation; an ornament; a badge of honor.

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Usage examples "decoration":

  1. So much alteration in the styles of decoration has taken place in the building that it is possible to be certain of the date of only some portions of the structure. - "Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns", Gordon Home.
  2. Houses would lack character if the same line of interior decoration were carried out in all of them. - "Remodeled Farmhouses", Mary H. Northend.
  3. Nor a wreath, nor anything that even looked like decoration. - "The Gold of Chickaree", Susan Warner.