What does embellishment mean?

Definitions for embellishment
ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ məntem·bel·lish·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embellishment(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. embellissement.]

  2. Embellishment(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. embellissement.]

Freebase

  1. Embellishment

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embellishment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embellishment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of embellishment in a Sentence

  1. Mieke Eoyang:

    The allegations – and what the president has admitted to – are serious enough. They don't need embellishment. They just need explanation.

  2. Katie Keim:

    Shape is a huge one, and I'm always looking for something really interesting and ornate when I pull dresses for my clients, it's going to be all over the place, sequins, embellishment, beading...think of the Roaring Twenties and 100 hundred years later.

  3. Qari Yousaf Ahmadi:

    There are allegations that our communication is rife with sensationalism and embellishment but we never abandon the truth, we correct it immediately.

  4. Mark Gibson:

    ( This is an) embellishment on a fantasy.

  5. Eryn Jean Norvill:

    In my view, Ms Norvill revealed herself to be a witness who was, at times, prone to exaggeration and embellishment.

Images & Illustrations of embellishment

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