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EtymologyEdit

embellish +‎ -ment

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  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃmənt/

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embellishment (countable and uncountable, plural embellishments)

  1. An added touch; an ornamental addition; a flourish.
    1811, Reflection had given calmness to her judgment, and sobered her own opinion of Willoughby's deserts; -- she wished, therefore, to declare only the simple truth, and lay open such facts as were really due to his character, without any embellishment of tenderness to lead the fancy astray. Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Section 3, Chapter 1.

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