Decorative Dec"o*ra*tive (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[.a]*t[i^]v or d[e^]k"[-o]*r[asl]*t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. d['e]coratif.] Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning. -- {Dec"o*ra*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Decorative art}, fine art which has for its end ornamentation, rather than the representation of objects or events. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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