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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.


Synonymsembellishment


Broader (hypernym)elaboration, enlargement, expansion

2. embroidery (artifact) decorative needlework


Synonymsfancywork


Broader (hypernym)needlecraft, needlework


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









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