Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. ornament; decoration; embellishment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ornament; decoration; embellishment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ornamentation; decoration; embellishment.

Etymologies

Latin exornatio, from exornare. See ornate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He also put out his share of terms soon found to be of less use, like exornation, abusion, and transumption.

    The English Is Coming!

  • As a piece of arras is composed of several parcels, some wrought of silk, some of gold, silver, crewel of diverse colours, all to serve for the exornation of the whole: music is made of diverse discords and keys, a total sum of many small numbers, so is

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • _A division of figures, and how they serue in exornation of language.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • A diuision of figures and how they serue in exornation of language.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • A diuision of figures, and how they serue in exornation of language.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Poesie: so is there yet requisite to the perfection of this arte, another maner of exornation, which resteth in the fashioning of our makers language and stile, to such purpose as it may delight and allure as well the mynde as the eare of the hearers with a certaine noueltie and strange maner of conueyance, disguising it no litle from the ordinary and accustomed: neuertheless making it nothing the more vnseemely or misbecomming, but rather decenter and more agreable to any ciuill eare and understanding.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • As no doubt the good proportion of any thing doth greatly adorne and commend it and right so our late remembred proportions doe to our vulgar Poesie: so is there yet requisite to the perfection of this arte, another maner of exornation, which resteth in the fashioning of our makers language and stile, to such purpose as it may delight and allure as well the mynde as the eare of the hearers with a certaine noueltie and strange maner of conueyance, disguising it no litle from the ordinary and accustomed: neuerthelesse making it nothing the more vnseemely or misbecomming, but rather decenter and more agreable to any ciuill eare and vnderstanding.

    The Arte of English Poesie

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