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Noun: embellishment  em'be-lish-munt
  1. Elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
    "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings";
    - embroidery
  2. A superfluous ornament
  3. The act of adding extraneous decorations to something
    - ornamentation

Derived forms: embellishments

Type of: decoration, elaboration, enlargement, expansion, ornament, ornamentation

Encyclopedia: Embellishment