Definition of embroidery
- considered the humanities mere educational embroidery
She learned embroidery from her grandmother.
His stories about his travels include a good deal of embroidery.
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: 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
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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