Embroidery definition

ĕm-broidə-rē
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The art or work of ornamenting fabric with designs in special decorative stitches; embroidering.
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The act or art of embroidering.
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Embroidered work or fabric; ornamental needlework.
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Embellishment with fanciful details.
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Ornamentation of fabric with needlework.

A pillow decorated with embroidery.

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Embellishment, as of an account.
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A piece of embroidered fabric.
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Something superficial or unnecessary but attractive or desirable.
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A piece of embroidered fabric.
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Embroidery is defined as the art of decorating fabrics using a needle and thread, or cloth that has been embroidered.

When you sew your initials into a pillowcase in order to decorate it and make it prettier, this is an example of embroidery.

A needlepoint picture of a house is an example of embroidery.

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The elaboration of an account etc. with details, especially when fictitious.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
embroidery
Plural:
embroideries

Origin of embroidery

  • From Middle French embrouderie, from embrouder + -erie.

    From Wiktionary