July 11, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
embellish /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ/ verb
embellish
/ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ/
verb

embellishes; embellished; embellishing

A kitchen cabinet embellished with detailed moulding at the ceiling
A kitchen cabinet embellished with detailed moulding at the ceiling
Learner's definition of EMBELLISH

[+ object]

: to decorate (something) by adding special details and features : to make (something) more appealing or attractive

  • a book embellished with colorful illustrations

  • He embellished his speech with a few quotations.

  • (humorous) I didn't lie, I just embellished the story a little bit.

embellishment /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃmənt/ noun, plural embellishments

[noncount]

  • a story that doesn't require embellishment

[count]

  • architectural embellishments

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