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embellishment

[ em-bel-ish-muhnt ]
/ ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ mənt /
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noun

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

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Origin of embellishment

First recorded in 1615–25; embellish + -ment
non·em·bel·lish·ment, nouno·ver·em·bel·lish·ment, noun
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