em·​bossed im-ˈbäst How to pronounce embossed (audio)
: ornamented with or having the form of a raised pattern, design, image, etc.
an embossed envelope
When the paper is placed in the blind stamper with the chop mark in place and the handle pressed, a neat, embossed image of the chop appears on the print.John Ross et al.
… a cloth-based coated material that offers seven embossed patterns that simulate the look and feel of leather.Publishers Weekly

Examples of embossed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bria styled her look with a Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 handbag in an embossed glossy black leather and a pair of heeled sandals in the same black hue. Elizabeth Grace Coyne, WWD, 21 June 2024 The embossed ripple pattern was created specifically for the Code 11.59. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2024 It is also fitted with a handsome navy-blue calfskin strap with an embossed fabric pattern, red stitching, and a platinum foldover clasp. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Aug. 2023 The envelope is also customizable for an extra fee—choose from one of the eight envelope liners as well as an embossed return address on the flap. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 24 July 2023 But metro Phoenix also has its fair share of modern white tablecloth steakhouses with embossed walls and tall chandeliers for diners looking to dress up and enjoy tableside theatrics. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2023 Get fancy on the first floor with embossed walls and tall chandeliers or reserve a table pool-side on the second floor in a more modern setting. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2023 The bottle comes in a special box with embossed leather, and there are just 300 available priced at £1,500 (about $1,800). Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2023 Both women received replies, on thick letterhead featuring a pink embossed crown, that assured them the queen had read their letters. Jocelyn C. Zuckerman, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embossed was in 1541

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“Embossed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embossed. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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