Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being elaborate, or wrought with great labor.

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  • noun uncountable The state of being elaborate
  • noun countable Something elaborate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She imparts something of her own elaborateness to them.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • But Ms. Economy pointed to the elaborateness of concept and coordination of details — "the flowers are matching," she observed — leading her to suspect they may have had professional help bringing the Halloween spirit alive.

    Suburban Tricks, Urban Treats

  • He thanked me with unwonted elaborateness for Force and Matter, of which I knew he would never read a line, and felt his way to the door.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • So weeding out potential jurors with unchangeable views on guilt or innocence has the elaborateness of celebrity trials like that of O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted at the same courthouse in 1995.

    Jackson jury Q&A tests media's grip

  • Clothing patterns became very elaborate as did hats and by the Baroque and Rococo eras hats and hairpieces were monumental in stature and elaborateness.

    When Were Women’s Hats in Fashion? « Colleen Anderson

  • But Europe proposed to apply it on a scale and with an elaborateness of detail of which no former world ever dreamed.

    DARKWATER

  • Different tribes wear differently-shaped ones, and size and elaborateness are usually a function of ceremony rather than an individual's social status.

    Merkins and Kotekas and Codpieces, Oh My!

  • According to my guide, the level of elaborateness is dictated by the donations from villagers now working overseas.

    Breaking Away

  • Different tribes wear differently-shaped ones, and size and elaborateness are usually a function of ceremony rather than an individual's social status.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • They come in all flavors, thicknesses and elaborateness.

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