Definition of embroidery
1 a : the art or process of forming decorative designs with hand or machine needlework b : a design or decoration formed by or as if by embroidery c : an object decorated with embroidery
2 : elaboration by use of decorative and often fictitious detail
3 : something pleasing or desirable but unimportant <considered the humanities mere educational embroidery>
Examples of embroidery in a sentence
She learned embroidery from her grandmother.
His stories about his travels include a good deal of embroidery.
First Known Use of embroidery
EMBROIDERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embroidery for English Language Learners
: the process or art of sewing a design on cloth
: cloth decorated by sewing : embroidered material
: extra details that are added to make a story more interesting and that are not true or accurate
EMBROIDERY Defined for Kids
Definition of embroidery for Students
1 : needlework done to decorate cloth
2 : the act or art of embroidering
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