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Meaning of embellishment

em•bel•lish•ment

Pronunciation: (em-bel'ish-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. an ornament or decoration.
  2. a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement.
    1. ornament (def. 8).
    2. Seeauxiliary tone.
  3. the act of embellishing.
  4. state of being embellished.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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