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Definition of "embellishment" []

  • The act of embellishing or the state of being embellished. (noun)
  • Something that embellishes; a decoration. (noun)
  • Music A note that embellishes a melody. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "embellishment" in a sentence
  • "The smoke-key embellishment is a result of some experimenting I did with etching metal."
  • "Mature enough by this time to realize that his account of his time at Business International could be described as embellishment"
  • "Which wasn't entirely true; by one account, "Don't Mess Around With Jim" once had upwards of 30 verses, but he knew how to make his point and wasn't interested in embellishment."