Definition of embroidery in English:

embroidery

Syllabification: em·broi·der·y
Pronunciation: /emˈbroid(ə)rē
 
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noun (plural embroideries)

  • 1The art or pastime of embroidering cloth.
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    • A sewing group specialising in cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting and needlework meets on Mondays from 11 am to midday.
    • She offered a more varied needlework curriculum of plain work, marking, openwork, and embroidery along with reading and writing.
    • Another fab lab is in the northeast of India, where one of the few jobs that women can do is Chikan embroidery.
  • 1.1Cloth decorated with embroidery.
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    • Many tapestries, brocades, and embroideries were likewise burned to recover the gold and silver used in their production.
    • The hall contains one of Europe's finest collections of 16th and 17th century embroideries and tapestries, in addition to fine furniture and painting.
    • Although the chair frame was made in Newport, the needlework is characteristic of embroideries identified with Boston teachers.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French enbrouderie, from enbrouder 'embroider'.

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