Word of the Day: Ornament

or-na-ment / ˈôrnəmənt noun 1. something that lends beauty Anyone may have diamonds: an heirloom is an ornament of quite a different kind. from ‘Mr. Darcy’s Daughters: A Novel’ by Elizabeth Aston, 1948-2016 2. a style of objects or features The building’s identity resided in the ornament. Louis Sullivan, 1856-1924 3. adornment or means of adornment In the house of a blacksmith the ornaments are made of wood. Brazilian Proverb 4. a person or thing whose virtues are a credit to a society or place Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle, 384 BC-322 BC 5. an embellishing note not included in the melody or harmony of a song From singers to instrumentalists to composers, the use of ornaments or embellishments in melodies and solos is an integral part of the music making process. Lynda Arnold, ?- https://ask.audio/articles/music-theory-ornaments-and-embellishments   verb 1. to embellish or adorn The universal human laws – need, love for the beloved, fear, hunger, periodic exaltation, the kindness that rises up naturally in the absence of hunger/fear/pain – are constant predictable, reliable, universal, and are merely ornamented with the details of local culture. George Saunders, 1958-