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1‘small tables covered with ornaments’
knick-knack, trinket, bauble, piece of bric-a-brac, bibelot, gewgaw, gimcrack, furbelow, objet, accessory
informal whatnot, dingle-dangle
British informal doobry, doodah
North American informal tchotchke, tsatske
archaic whim-wham, kickshaw, bijou
2‘a cream silk dress that had no ornament at all’
decoration, adornment, embellishment, ornamentation, trimming, accessories, frills, frippery, finery, enhancement, beautification, garnish, garnishing, garnishment, gingerbread
1‘the gold ring was exquisitely ornamented with tiny pearls’
decorate, adorn, embellish, trim, garnish, bedeck, festoon, enhance, beautify, grace, accessorize, dress up
literary bedizen, furbelow
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