One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting a stage of English Gothic church architecture typical of the 14th century (between Early English and Perpendicular), with increasing use of decoration and geometric, curvilinear, and reticulated tracery.
- ‘Its windows have geometric tracery in the Decorated style, with rebates for hinged shutters.’
- ‘The building between 1200 to 1300 is usually referred to as Early English; between 1300 to 1400, the style of building is referred to as Decorated and from 1400 to 1500, it is known as Perpendicular.’
- ‘During this hiatus, the elaborate, expensive Decorated style gave way to the less expensive and plainer Perpendicular.’
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