Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun embellishment

3 senses of embellishment

Sense 1
embellishment, embroidery -- (elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings")
       => expansion, enlargement, elaboration -- (a discussion that provides additional information)

Sense 2
embellishment -- (a superfluous ornament)
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 3
ornamentation, embellishment -- (the act of adding extraneous decorations to something)
       => decoration -- (the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive))

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