embellishment

[ em-bel-ish-muh nt ]
/ ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ mənt /

noun

an ornament or decoration.
a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement.
the act of embellishing.
state of being embellished.

Origin of embellishment

First recorded in 1615–25; embellish + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM embellishment

non·em·bel·lish·ment, nouno·ver·em·bel·lish·ment, noun
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