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English noun: embellishment

1. embellishment (communication) elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail


SamplesThe mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings.


Synonymsembroidery


Broader (hypernym)elaboration, enlargement, expansion

2. embellishment (artifact) a superfluous ornament


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation


Narrower (hyponym)boule, boulle, buhl, cuspidation, festoon, filagree, filigree, fillagree, flourish, vermiculation

3. embellishment (act) the act of adding extraneous decorations to something


Synonymsornamentation


Broader (hypernym)decoration









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