embellishment


em·bel·lish·ment

noun \-lish-mənt\

Definition of EMBELLISHMENT

1
:  the act or process of embellishing
2
:  something serving to embellish
3
:  ornament 5

Examples of EMBELLISHMENT

  1. <a colorful mobile is just the embellishment that the soon-to-be nursery needs>
  2. <the actor's penchant for embellishment suggests that his memoirs would be more appropriately shelved in the fiction section>

First Known Use of EMBELLISHMENT

1591

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