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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Lynn couldn't help embellishing the story.
▪ Could there be a clearer, less embellished example of knowledge by identity?
▪ He says the truth is sensational enough without anyone having to embellish it.
▪ If they have, you can embellish the tale of the Leprous Pavanne from the Introduction in a similar way.
▪ Neither she nor Mike exaggerate or embellish.
▪ The Templars first built it as a fortified manor but later generations had embellished it to make it more comfortable.
▪ The whole effect is as if an aftermarket body-kit specialist has had a go at embellishing a 911, with the predictable result.
▪ This elevation of feeling, found in passionate, frenetic gestures and embellished, emotional language, supplies the persuasive element.
▪ You may want to embellish the walk through the woods and the dwarfs' house, and even name the dwarfs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Embellish \Em*bel"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embellished; p. pr. & vb. n. Embellishing.] [OE. embelisen, embelisshen, F. embellir; pref. em- (L. in) + bel, beau, beautiful. See Beauty.] To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors.

Syn: To adorn; beautify; deck; bedeck; decorate; garnish; enrich; ornament; illustrate. See Adorn.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "to render beautiful," from Old French embelliss-, stem of embellir "make beautiful, ornament," from assimilated form of en- (see en- (1)) + bel "beautiful," from Latin bellus "handsome, pretty, fine" (see bene-). Meaning "dress up (a narration) with fictitious matter" is from mid-15c. Related: Embellished; embellishing.


vb. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.

  1. v. add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise]

  2. be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, decorate, grace, beautify]

  3. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day" [syn: decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, beautify]

  4. make more beautiful [syn: beautify, prettify] [ant: uglify]

Embellish (EP)

Embellish is the second official extended play release by the American electropop music artist, The Jellyrox.

Usage examples of "embellish".

Papa, and it will no doubt have been embellished a good deal by the time he hears it.

In this way Ata made the entire island her stronghold, while Mist had simply embellished the port.

For now we are about to witness and partake in a truly significant event that will embellish even further this holiest and most festive of Bacchic nights!

Closer to the entrance were the nobles, dressed in exotic silks of every color and description, and the templars, who embellished their black cassocks with bronze neckchains and breastpins of precious copper.

This man, worthy of the primitive Church, which exists no longer except in the pictures of the sixteenth century and in the pages of Martyrology, was stamped with the die of the human greatness which most nearly approaches the divine greatness through Conviction,--that indefinable something which embellishes the commonest form, gilds with glowing tints the faces of men vowed to any worship, no matter what, and brings into the face of a woman glorified by a noble love a sort of light.

Tile-roofed ego monuments perched atop hillocks of Bermuda grass and dichondra, embellished by hostile gates, tennis court sheeting, and the requisite battalions of German cars.

Sianadh took this opportunity to teach handspeak and to recite the history of the world, learned by rote, embellished by a few of his own amendments.

She suddenly had an image of an antique jardiniere with flowers and cupids painted in reserves on its sides and embellished with gold against a distinctively pink background.

Gladly would we spend our last days in embellishing our community and our culture, and in pious exploration of the past.

All the other quarters of the capital, and all the provinces of the empire, were embellished by the same liberal spirit of public magnificence, and were filled with amphitheatres, theatres, temples, porticoes, triumphal arches, baths and aqueducts, all variously conducive to the health, the devotion, and the pleasures of the meanest citizen.

Hu Shih immediately protested but their arguments, embellished with violent gestures and charades, had run into the language barrier.

Over the traditional alblike garment of fine linen next to his skin they placed an outer robe of white slubbed silk, embellished at the collar and cuffs and down the front with bold embroidery of gold bullion.

He had worked until late in the night at HQ and all that morning, setting up the Identicast of Blofeld, checking details with Ronnie Vallance, fixing up the private, the Munich side of his life, chattering on the teleprinter to Station Z, even remembering to tell Mary Goodnight to get on to Sable Basilisk after the holiday and ask him to please do some kind of a job on the surnames of the ten girls and please to have the family tree of Ruby Windsor embellished with gold capitals.

Encouraged to tell and retell his story, with no guidance or restraint from adults, he embellished his account from a man with yellow teeth to scenes of orgies in the woods, and finally to lurid visions of buckets of blood.

For Les Six not only inveigled the assembled gentlemen of Pryggia and Ozar into a turbulent drinking contest, but then, drunkenness rampant, proceeded to embellish their respective insults with such rococo flourishes, such baroque ornamentation, as to produce in but two minutes such a brawl as would shame the lowest alehouses of the scurviest ports in the world.