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embellished


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embellish  \Em*bel"lish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embellished};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Embellishing}.]  [OE.  embelisen  embelisshen  F. 
  embellir  pref.  em-  (L.  in)  +  bel,  beau,  beautiful.  See 
  {Beauty}.] 
  To  make  beautiful  or  elegant  by  ornaments;  to  decorate;  to 
  adorn;  as  to  embellish  a  book  with  pictures,  a  garden  with 
  shrubs  and  flowers,  a  narrative  with  striking  anecdotes,  or 
  style  with  metaphors. 
 
  Syn:  To  adorn;  beautify;  deck;  bedeck;  decorate;  garnish; 
  enrich;  ornament;  illustrate.  See  {Adorn}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embellished 
  adj  1:  excessively  elaborate  or  showily  expressed;  "a  writer  of 
  empurpled  literature";  "many  purple  passages";  "speech 
  embellished  with  classical  quotations";  "an 
  over-embellished  story  of  the  fish  that  got  away" 
  [syn:  {empurpled},  {over-embellished},  {purple}] 
  2:  rich  in  decorative  detail  [syn:  {ornamented},  {ornate}] 




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