Definition of ornately in English:

ornately

adverb

  • See ornate

    • ‘It's Spanish-style front offices contain a cavernous, ornately designed room that once served as a Masonic lodge.’
    • ‘The original train, which started service in 1982, was composed of the former private carriages of assorted Indian rulers, ornately decked out in teak and ivory.’
    • ‘The artwork here is also unexpected, the ornately framed watercolour portraits by Henry Wright Kerr contrasting sharply with the unadorned interior.’
    • ‘In 1628, the ornately carved and heavily gunned ship had sunk - after less than a mile of her maiden voyage.’
    • ‘Inside, the ceiling's ornately moulded plaster-work has been delicately repaired and the entire room whitewashed.’

Pronunciation

ornately

/ɔrˈneɪtli//ôrˈnātlē/