ETYM Late Lat. decoratio: cf. French décoration.
1. An award for winning a championship; SYN. laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon.
2. Something used to beautify; SYN. ornament, ornamentation.
3. The act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive).
ETYM Old Eng. ornement, French ornement, from Latin ornamentum, from ornare to adorn.
That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.
The act of adding extraneous decorations to something; SYN. embellishment.
In music, decorative filling-in of a melody, or accentuation of a structural feature such as the end of a phrase, by rhetorical flourishes or cascades of notes, indicated by special notational signs. Examples of ornament are the turn, a form of melodic pirouette around a note, the trill, the appoggiatura, an upward or downward inflection, arpeggio, and the mordent, a form of accented trill.