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Definition of "embroidery" []

  • The act or art of embroidering. (noun)
  • Ornamentation of fabric with needlework. (noun)
  • A piece of embroidered fabric. (noun)
  • Embellishment with fanciful details. (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 "embroidery" in a sentence
  • "When I read that the word embroidery can be used to refer to the act it was a eureka moment, a creative campaign waiting to happen."
  • "They use the term 'embroidery' to refer to the act of FGM/C female genital mutilation/cutting."
  • "Please show some of the lovely detail on the coat - the embroidery is gorgeous."