Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "decorative":

  1. Thus, in large decorative work, where the painting has to take its place as part of an architectural scheme, the severity of this skeleton will be necessary to unite the work to the architectural forms around it, of which it has to form a part; and very little indulgence in the realisation of natural truth should be permitted to obscure it. - "The Practice and Science Of Drawing", Harold Speed.
  2. As a matter of fact, the binder always uses a covering of gold or colour for this purpose, and care should be taken that this way of treating the edges is decorative and not the reverse. - "Practical Bookbinding", Paul Adam.
  3. And though the porcelain is but an imitation, it is a clever one, and one which leaves little to be desired in decorative value and general effect. - "The Complete Home", Various.