HyperDic: embellishment

English > 3 senses of the word embellishment:
NOUNcommunicationembellishment, embroideryelaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
artifactembellishmenta superfluous ornament
actembellishment, ornamentationthe act of adding extraneous decorations to something
embellishment > pronunciation
Soundsehmbeh'lihshmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > embellishment: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningelaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail.
Example"the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
Synonymembroidery
Broaderexpansion, enlargement, elaborationA discussion that provides additional information
Verbsembellishadd details to
English > embellishment: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA superfluous ornament.
Narrowerboulle, boule, buhlAn inlaid furniture decoration
cuspidationA decoration using cusps
festoonAn embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points
filigree, filagree, fillagreeDelicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)
flourishAn ornamental embellishment in writing
vermiculationA decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
Broaderdecoration, ornament, ornamentationSomething used to beautify
Spanishadorno, embellecimiento, ornamento
Catalanembelliment
English > embellishment: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of adding extraneous decorations to something.
Synonymornamentation
BroaderdecorationThe act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
Spanishadorno, ornamentación
Catalanornamentació
Verbsembellishmake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.

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