how to pronounce ornate


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the above transcription of ornate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ornate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ornate occurs in english on average 3.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

ornate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ornate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the nave of its ornate decorations and …”

meanings of ornate


  1. Flashy, flowery or showy.
  2. Elaborately ornamented, often to excess.
  3. Finely finished, as a style of composition.


  1. To adorn; to honour.

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