Definitions for embellishmentɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ mənt

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  1. embellishment, embroidery(noun)

    elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

    "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"

  2. embellishment(noun)

    a superfluous ornament

  3. ornamentation, embellishment(noun)

    the act of adding extraneous decorations to something

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  1. embellishment(Noun)

    An unnecessarily added touch, an ornamental addition, a flourish.

    1811 Reflection had given calmness to her judgment, and sobered her own opinion of Willoughby's deserts; -- she wished, therefore, to declare only the simple truth, and lay open such facts as were really due to his character, without any embellishment of tenderness to lead the fancy astray. Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Section 3, Chapter 1.

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  1. Embellishment(noun)

    the act of adorning, or the state of being adorned; adornment

  2. Embellishment(noun)

    that which adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration; as, pictorial embellishments

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. embellissement.]

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  1. Embellishment

    In sewing and crafts an embellishment is anything that adds design interest to the piece.

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