1. [ noun ] elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
Synonyms: embellishment

"the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"

Related terms: expansion embroider
2. [ noun ] decorative needlework
Synonyms: fancywork
Related terms: needlework sewing cutwork drawnwork crewelwork cross-stitch needlepoint sampler candlewick smocking hemstitch embroider
Similar spelling:   embroider