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1‘a vaulted ceiling with rich decoration’
ornamentation, adornment, trimming, embellishment, garnishing, gilding
enhancements, enrichments, frills, accessories, trimmings, finery, frippery
2‘the carriages were built with simple but attractive internal decoration’
3‘a Christmas tree decoration’
ornament, trinket, bauble, knick-knack, gimcrack, spangle, doodah, gewgaw, folderol, fandangle
4‘a decoration won on the field of battle’
medal, award, badge, star, ribbon, laurel, wreath, trophy, prize
military slang fruit salad
British informal gong
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