[em-bel-ish] /ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament; adorn.
to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions.
to improve or beautify by adding detail or ornament; adorn
to make (a story) more interesting by adding detail
to provide (a melody, part, etc) with ornaments See ornament (sense 5)
mid-14c., “to render beautiful,” from Old French embelliss-, stem of embellir “make beautiful, ornament,” from em- (see en- (1)) + bel “beautiful,” from Latin bellus (see bene-). Meaning “dress up (a narration) with fictitious matter” is from mid-15c. Related: Embellished; embellishing.
[em-bel-ish-muh nt] /ɛmˈbɛl ɪʃ mənt/ noun 1. an ornament or decoration. 2. a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement. 3. Music. 4. the act of embellishing. 5. state of being embellished. n. 1590s, from embellish + -ment.
[em-ber] /ˈɛm bər/ noun 1. a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire. 2. embers, the smoldering remains of a fire. /ˈɛmbə/ noun 1. a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire 2. the fading remains of a past emotion: the embers of his […]
noun 1. any of the days in the quarterly three-day period of prayer and fasting (the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, after Whitsunday, after Sept. 14, and after Dec. 13) observed in the Roman Catholic Church and other Western churches.
[em-buh-rahy-zin, -zahyn] /ˌɛm bəˈraɪ zɪn, -zaɪn/ Ornithology adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the subfamily Emberizinae, comprising the buntings, New World sparrows, and related birds. noun 2. an emberizine bird.