Example sentences for: ornate

How can you use “ornate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Great Navigator himself is interred nearby, in the ornate 19th-century sarcophagus by the south entrance.

  • You’ll also find lots of older pieces — not quite antique but still exquisite — in collectibles shops around the town in the form of pretty spoons, ornate pill and snuff boxes, or letter openers.

  • Diatoms, unicellular algae with ornate silica shells, have fascinated amateur and professional biologists ever since the invention of the microscope.

  • The ornate, picturesque temple dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and is the oldest building in Macau.

  • The graveyard has some extremely ornate and fascinating tombs, replete with skulls and crossbones and other symbols of death.


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