Definitions of embellishment

  1. a superfluous ornament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of adorning, or the state of being adorned; adornment. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration; as, pictorial embellishments. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Act of embellishing or adorning: decoration: ornament. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Act of adorning; ornament. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of embellishing or the state of being embellished; anything that adds beauty or elegance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Anything that adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for embellishment

  1. The road had often assumed the appearance of a gravelled one, made in pleasure- grounds; whilst the trees excited only an idea of embellishment – Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
  2. And with reason, because there was not enough of it existing to manage the affairs of a nation to the best advantage, nor to advance its individuals to the happiness of which they were susceptible, by improvements in their minds, their morals, their health, and in those conveniences which contribute to the comfort and embellishment of life. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson