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Definitions of embellishment

  1. elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of adding extraneous decorations to something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a superfluous ornament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of adorning, or the state of being adorned; adornment. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration; as, pictorial embellishments. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Act of embellishing or adorning: decoration: ornament. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Act of adorning; ornament. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.
  9. Anything that adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. n. The act of embellishing; that which adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration; enrichment; adornment. Cabinet Dictionary
  11. Ornament, adventitious beauty, decoration. Complete Dictionary
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