May 29, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
embroider /ɪmˈbroɪdɚ/ verb
embroider
/ɪmˈbroɪdɚ/
verb

embroiders; embroidered; embroidering

Flowers are embroidered on the girl's shirt.
Flowers are embroidered on the girl's shirt.
Learner's definition of EMBROIDER

[+ object]

1 : to sew a design on a piece of cloth

  • She embroidered tiny flowers on the baby's scarf.

  • a scarf embroidered with tiny flowers

  • an embroidered scarf

2 : to make (a story, the truth, etc.) more interesting by adding details that are not true or accurate

  • He is known to embroider the truth about his service in the army.

— embroiderer /ɪmˈbroɪdɚrɚ/ noun, plural embroiderers

[count]

  • a skillful embroiderer

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