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embroider
American English: /əmˈbrɔɪdər/
British English: /ɪmˈbrɔɪdə/
, /ɛmˈbrɔɪdə/

Translation of embroider in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (cloth/design/initials)
    bordar
    embroidered in gold thread
    bordado con hilos de oro
    Example sentences
    • Rich, embroidered fabrics such as velvets add class and warmth, and embellishment is definitely in.
    • The other woman, Grace, is wearing a long coat patched together out of sky-blue velvet and emerald silk and ivory lace and embroidered upholstery fabric.
    • Featuring a variety of household goods at affordable prices, the high end range includes complex patchwork and embroidered linen.
    Example sentences
    • In later centuries, ladies would compete with each other to embroider beautiful designs on the balls, using silk threads.
    • She had said nothing, only went back to embroidering a design.
    • I began to embroider an intricate design of Sweden's mountains during sunrise.
    1.2
    (story)
    adornar
    Example sentences
    • He has the ability to make the art of storytelling appear easy, and his films often feel like delicate anecdotes, embroidered with quirky detail and recalled with warm affection.
    • Many of my stories were embroidered, exaggerated or wholly invented.
    • One such narrative, based on truth but embroidered with details highlighting the message, is the tale of Simpson and his donkey.
    1.3
    also: embroidered past participle
    (sheet/dress)
    bordado

intransitive verb

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