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emboss Line breaks: em¦boss
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbɒs/

Definition of emboss in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective embossed)
1Carve, mould, or stamp a design on (a surface or object) so that it stands out in relief: an embossed brass dish the silverware is embossed with falcons
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  • They had the wrong magnetic stripe on the card: the front was embossed with the holder's details, but the account and PIN encrypted on the stripe pointed somewhere else.
  • The sides are also embossed with Shuttle's branding.
  • The front was embossed with a teal hummingbird sitting on a tie-dyed tree stump.
1.1Carve, mould, or stamp (a design) on a surface or object: a dull gold casing with the logo embossed on the front
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  • Patrick Robinson, the name of the author, dominates the cover in tall, embossed lettering which dwarfs the title.
  • Some photographers have custom portfolio books made with their names embossed in the leather.
  • I was presented with a white tablet, a dove embossed on one side.


Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbɒsə/
Example sentences
  • The new software, ‘Mount Batten Pro-Talking Electronic Brailler’ works as an embosser, connected to a computer.
  • Gather one or more of the following embossers (or discover your own alternatives) to create a design.
  • A Braille embosser, also called a Braille printer, uses Braille translation software to convert regular text to Braille and produce a Braille document.


Late Middle English: from the Old French base of obsolete French embosser, from em- 'into' + boce 'protuberance'.

Words that rhyme with emboss

across, boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross
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