Embroidery vs Embellished - What's the difference?

embroidery | embellished |

As a noun embroidery

is the ornamentation of fabric using needlework.

As a verb embellished is




  • The ornamentation of fabric using needlework.
  • A piece of embroidered fabric.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=15 citation , passage=‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’}}
  • The elaboration of an account etc. with details, especially when fictitious.
  • embellished



  • (embellish)

  • embellish



  • To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
  • The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=December 29 , author=Paul Doyle , title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded James Perch and slipped the ball through to the striker.}}
  • To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
  • to embellish a story, the truth


    * adorn * beautify * decorate * deck * grace * ornament * prettify * See also