Embroidery



[em-broi-duh-ree, -dree] /ɛmˈbrɔɪ də ri, -dri/

noun, plural embroideries.
1.
the art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle.
2.
work or ornamentation.
3.
elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.
/ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ/
noun (pl) -deries
1.
decorative needlework done usually on loosely woven cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern
2.
elaboration or exaggeration, esp in writing or reporting; embellishment
n.

late 14c., embrouderie “art of embroidering;” see embroider + -y (1).

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