[ em-bel-ish-muhnt ]
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  1. an ornament or decoration.

  2. a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement.

  1. Music.

  2. the act of embellishing.

  3. state of being embellished.

Origin of embellishment

First recorded in 1615–25; embellish + -ment

Other words from embellishment

  • non·em·bel·lish·ment, noun
  • o·ver·em·bel·lish·ment, noun

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