the art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle.
embroidered work or ornamentation.
elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.
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How to use embroidery in a sentence
Vibrant color surfaced in textile and in beading and embroidery.
The 30-piece collection is for on-trend tots, with details including lace, gilded embroidery, and peplums.Russia Bans Lace Panties; Kardashians Launch Kids' Clothing Line | The Fashion Beast Team | February 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mr. Soni created a range of white clothing and cushions with embroidery using safety pins, melted pearl beads, and fabric strips.
Have you sublimated your sexual urges by learning Latin and embroidery?Penis Beakers and Constipated Dolls: What Mothers REALLY Want To Know | Tom Sykes | October 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bead embroidery on the back of her coat said “Revolution.”Ilya Yashin & Ksenia Sobchak, the Russian Opposition’s Romeo & Juliet | Anna Nemtsova | December 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She rose comforted, and drawing the baby's cradle out into the veranda, seated herself at her embroidery.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Anyway there was a lot of embroidery on it, full of little holes, which somehow contrived to be extraordinarily fetching.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
The Ambassador's hotel was constantly thronged from morning to night by visitors in plumes and embroidery.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Betty heard her greet the man, and then slipped off to her own room and picked up some half-finished embroidery.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
He talked with me about his suit, which was made in France, and cost him L200, and very rich it is with embroidery.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for embroidery
decorative needlework done usually on loosely woven cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern
elaboration or exaggeration, esp in writing or reporting; embellishment
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