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Meaning of EMBROIDERY

Pronunciation:  em'broyduree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  decorative needlework
  2. [n]  elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
 

EMBROIDERY is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: embellishment, fancywork
 
 See Also: candlewick, crewelwork, cross-stitch, cutwork, drawnwork, elaboration, enlargement, expansion, hemstitch, needlepoint, sampler, sewing, smocking, stitchery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em*broid"er*y\, n.; pl. {Embroideries}.
1. Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.;
   also, the art of embroidering.

2. Diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures
   and colors; variegated decoration.

         Fields in spring's embroidery are dressed.
                                               --Addison.

         A mere rhetorical embroidery of phrases. --J. A.
                                               Symonds.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are embroidering, symbolizes your ability to make the best of everything that comes your way.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adjunct, adornment, applique, arrangement, basting, beauties, binding, buttonholing, color, color patterns, colors, colors of rhetoric, crochet, decor, decoration, elaboration, elegant variation, embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry, figure, figure of speech, fine writing, floridity, floridness, flourish, flower arrangement, floweriness, flowers of speech, frill, furniture arrangement, garnish, garnishment, garniture, illumination, knitting, lushness, luxuriance, macrame, needlepoint, netting, ornament, ornamentation, petit point, purple patches, quilting, ribbing, tatting, trim, trimming, window dressing
 

 

 

 

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