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Meaning of embroidery

em•broi•der•y

Pronunciation: (em-broi'du-rē, -drē), [key]
— pl. -der•ies.
  1. the art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle.
  2. embroidered work or ornamentation.
  3. elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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