Definition of embroidery
1a : the art or process of forming decorative designs with hand or machine needleworkb : a design or decoration formed by or as if by embroideryc : 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.
Recent Examples of embroidery from the Web
Tanya Vandermeer of TVCI LLC bought the assets of Custom Image, a screenprinting and embroidery company in Boise.
Garments are restored with the use of patches, embroidery, creative stitching, and decorative safety pins.
Bliss, which opened about six weeks ago, is filled with fresh new finds perfect for a beach getaway or a relaxing summer weekend, including lots of light fabrics with classic silhouettes and pops of colors with embroidery.
A white tuxedo jacket sported an embroidery of a sparkling eye and motifs of moons at different stages of shadow sparkled on a bodice.
Their colors, their embroidery and the weaving line patterns suggest the relation between humans and nature and its elements.
But there is more to Coppola’s moody sorcery than an eye for fine embroidery and antebellum real estate.
The groom wore a white linen suit, and their daughter Harley wore a white dress that matched Ally’s embroidery while serving as flower girl.
Hash also opted for all white in the form of a slim cut linen suit, and their daughter Harley served as flower girl in a little white shift that matched her mother’s wedding dress embroidery.
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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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