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Definition 1: the act of adding extraneous decorations to something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for embellishment in the sense of this definition

(embellishment is a kind of ...) the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

Definition 2: a superfluous ornament - [noun denoting artifact]

(embellishment is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

(... is a kind of embellishment ) an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork

(... is a kind of embellishment ) a decoration using cusps

(... is a kind of embellishment ) an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work

(... is a kind of embellishment ) delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire)

(... is a kind of embellishment ) a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings

(... is a kind of embellishment ) an ornamental embellishment in writing

Definition 3: elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where embellishment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings

Synonyms for embellishment in the sense of this definition

(embellishment is a kind of ...) a discussion that provides additional information

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