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em be lish muhnt

  • n  elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
    the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings
  • n  a superfluous ornament
  • n  the act of adding extraneous decorations to something

  • But modern, mostly decorative neckwear dates from King Louis XIV of France, who first popularized the tie's predecessor, the cravat, after spotting the bow-tie-like embellishment .
  • The Harvey Milk story needs little Hollywood embellishment; it's already the perfect outsider fable.
  • The more elementary the product, the more grandiose the embellishment.

  • Mike Babcock in ESPN
    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...
  • YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Indian Express
    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,...
  • Trent Yawney in USA Today
    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...

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