Embellishment

  • 1 Embellishment — Em*bel lish*ment, n. [Cf. F. embellissement.] 1. The act of adorning, or the state of being adorned; adornment. [1913 Webster] In the selection of their ground, as well as in the embellishment of it. Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. That which adds… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 embellishment — index bombast, exaggeration, expletive, motif Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 embellishment — англ. [имбэ/лишмэнт] embellissement фр. [анбэлисма/н] украшение, мелизм …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 4 embellishment — 1590s, from EMBELLISH (Cf. embellish) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 embellishment — [n] beautification; decorating adornment, coloring, decoration, doodad*, elaboration, embroidering, embroidery, enhancement, enrichment, exaggeration, fandangle*, floridity, flowery speech, frill, froufrou*, fuss*, garnish, gilding, gingerbread* …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 embellishment — [em bel′ishmənt, im bel′ishmənt] n. 1. an embellishing or being embellished; ornamentation 2. something that embellishes, as an ornament, a fictitious touch added to a factual account, a musical phrase, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Embellishment — See also Ornament (music). In sewing and crafts an embellishment is anything that adds design interest to the piece.Common examples of embellishment in sewing and crafts* appliqué * embroidery, done either by machine or by hand * piping made from …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 embellishment — [[t]ɪmbe̱lɪʃmənt[/t]] embellishments N VAR An embellishment is a decoration added to something to make it seem more attractive or interesting. ...Renaissance embellishments... Florence is full of public buildings with little bits of decoration… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 embellishment — UK [ɪmˈbelɪʃmənt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms embellishment : singular embellishment plural embellishments 1) a detail added to a story to make it more interesting, especially one that is not completely true, or the process of… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 embellishment — noun /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃmənt/ An unnecessarily added touch, an ornamental addition, a flourish. 1811 Reflection had given calmness to her judgment, and sobered her own opinion of Willoughbys deserts; she wished, therefore, to declare only the simple truth …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 embellishment — embellish ► VERB 1) make more attractive; decorate. 2) add extra details to (a story or account) for interest. DERIVATIVES embellisher noun embellishment noun. ORIGIN Old French embellir, from bel handsome …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 embellishment — noun Date: 1591 1. the act or process of embellishing 2. something serving to embellish 3. ornament 5 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 embellishment — /em bel ish meuhnt/, n. 1. an ornament or decoration. 2. a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement. 3. Music. a. ornament (def. 8). b. See auxiliary tone. 4. the act of embellishing. 5. state of being embellished. [1615 25; EMBELLISH …

    Universalium

  • 14 Embellishment — Украшение (переплётной крышки) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 15 embellishment — Synonyms and related words: acciaccatura, adjunct, adornment, appoggiatura, arabesque, arrangement, beauties, beautification, bedizenment, cadence, cadenza, color, color patterns, coloratura, coloring, colors, colors of rhetoric, decor,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 embellishment — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Decoration] Syn. ornament, adornment, frill; see decoration 1 , 2 . 2. [Exaggeration] Syn. embroidery, hyperbole, elaboration; see exaggeration 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [em BEL ish ment]… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 embellishment — em|bel|lish|ment [ ım belıʃmənt ] noun count or uncount 1. ) a detail added to a story to make it more interesting, or the process of doing this 2. ) a decoration added to something in order to make it more beautiful, or the process of doing this …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 embellishment — em bel·lish·ment || mÉ™nt n. adornment, ornament, decoration …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 embellishment — n. Decoration, ornament, ornamentation, adornment, adorning, decking, beautifying …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 embellishment — noun 1) architectural embellishments Syn: decoration, ornamentation, adornment; beautification, enhancement, trimming, trim, garnishing, gilding 2) we wanted the truth, not romantic embellishments Syn: elaboration …

    Thesaurus of popular words