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embellishment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embellishment  \Em*bel"lish*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  embellissement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adorning,  or  the  state  of  being  adorned; 
  adornment. 
 
  In  the  selection  of  their  ground,  as  well  as  in  the 
  embellishment  of  it  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  That  which  adds  beauty  or  elegance;  ornament;  decoration; 
  as  pictorial  embellishments. 
 
  The  graces  and  embellishments  of  the  exterior  man. 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embellishment 
  n  1:  a  superfluous  ornament 
  2:  the  act  of  adding  extraneous  decorations  to  something  [syn: 
  {ornamentation}] 




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