An embellishment is a small detail that makes something look nicer. It can be anything from a pretty flower to a delicate necklace.

  • The dress was adorned with a beautiful embellishment on the neckline.

  • The necklace was adorned with a beautiful embellishment.

Definition of embellishment


elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail




the act of adding extraneous decorations to something




a superfluous ornament

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Example Sentences for embellishment

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    They embellished themselves.

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    The people embellished the crown.

  • 3

    The editor continues to embellish the fiction.

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    The object was not to embellish the Wall, but to demystify it.

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    The embellishment was then spectacular and the street became pedestrian.

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    The walls on the outside were embellished with glass.

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    The quote is supposed to embellish and amplify the subject of the text.

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    Fifty years later, the historian expanded and embellished the story.

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    The WWE has been known to embellish on the heights of their wrestlers.

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    The mosaic designs embellish the true artistry of the Hispanic culture.