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English noun: embroidery

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

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


Broader (hypernym)elaboration, enlargement, expansion

2. embroidery (artifact) decorative needlework


Broader (hypernym)needlecraft, needlework

Narrower (hyponym)candlewick, crewelwork, cross-stitch, cutwork, drawnwork, faggoting, fagoting, hemstitch, needlepoint, needlepoint embroidery, sampler, smocking

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