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American English: /əmˈbɛlɪʃmənt/
British English: /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃm(ə)nt/
, /ɛmˈbɛlɪʃm(ə)nt/

Translation of embellishment in Spanish:


countable and uncountable
  • 1 (decoration) they are merely embellishments
    tienen una función puramente ornamental
    Example sentences
    • Many post & board fence designs feature decorative variations and embellishments that enhance their functional use while accenting their surroundings.
    • Decorative embellishments consist of two cobalt blue swags extending from a central round cobalt blue floral motif to the left and right handles.
    • There are several techniques for creating beautiful moldings and architectural embellishments for very little money.
  • 2 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • Programmes of building and sculptural embellishment of major churches, for example at Exeter, Lichfield and Winchester cathedrals, were halted by the outbreak of plague.
    • Therefore, to church members the Book of Mormon is not fiction, not pseudepigrapha, not literary embellishment, not a parable or an allegory, but a book about real people who lived in ancient times.
    • This local competition has been linked, in part, to the battle for prestige between the guilds that were responsible for the maintenance, construction, and embellishment of the two churches.
  • 3 (added detail) the plain truth, without embellishment
    la pura verdad, sin adornos or aderezos
    Example sentences
    • Jefferson famously excised all miracles from his copy of the King James Bible; as a rationalist and a deist, he considered such stories to be needless embellishments.
    • However, others will find that the historically grounded embellishments enliven the story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island lifesavers, a story that has been long overdue in its telling.
    • The changes and embellishments to Poe's story don't really add up to enough to fill the running time.
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