embellishment embellishment  /ɛm ˈbɛ lɪʃ mənt/


  1. (n) the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
  2. (n) elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
  3. (n) a superfluous ornament



  1. The Harvey Milk story needs little Hollywood embellishment; it's already the perfect outsider fable.
  2. ABC: Led with Clinton's Bosnia embellishment and her brushing off pressure to drop out.
  3. And, hey, embellishment is what greases the wheels of the real estate industry.


  • Turkey burgers really can be juicy and flavorful

    Summertime is burger time. And it's so easy to throw a few beef patties on the grill. Not much is required in the way of embellishment, yet they have a big happiness return.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Oshkosh Northwestern

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  1. "It wasn't interference at all. Our goalie tried to draw the penalty and he dove and they shot it in the net," Babcock said. "The bottom line is embellishment is something that happens in our games, probably too much, and when you try and...
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Mike Babcock Source: ESPN

  2. "Investigation has so far revealed embellishment of bank accounts by the Company for more than seven years to impress the clients within the country and overseas. Our Government would welcome making over the case to CBI, if deemed appropriate,"...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: YS Rajasekhara Reddy Source: Indian Express

  3. "That was a pretty good embellishment or acting job of a triple Salchow or whatever," Yawney said. "I expect the worst - not when it comes to outcome - but when it comes to penalties. But I'm not going to argue with the effort. We were in...
    on Dec 23, 2005 By: Trent Yawney Source: USA Today

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