embellishment

noun em·bel·lish·ment \ im-ˈbe-lish-mənt \

Definition of embellishment

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

Examples of embellishment in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of embellishment

1591



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