Embellishment vs Emblaze - What's the difference?

embellishment | emblaze |


As a noun embellishment

is an unnecessarily added touch, an ornamental addition, a flourish.

As a verb emblaze is

to kindle; set ablaze.

embellishment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An unnecessarily added touch, an ornamental addition, a flourish.
  • 1811' ''Reflection had given calmness to her judgment, and sobered her own opinion of Willoughby's deserts; -- she wished, therefore, to declare only the simple truth, and lay open such facts as were really due to his character, without any '''embellishment of tenderness to lead the fancy astray.'' Jane Austen, ''Sense and Sensibility , Section 3, Chapter 1.

    emblaze

    English

    Verb

    (emblaz)
  • To kindle; set ablaze.
  • To adorn with glittering embellishments; cause to glitter or shine.
  • (poetic) To illuminate; to etch or display in a bright, fiery way; blazon.
  • * 1915 , Robert Tuttle Morris, Doctors Versus Folks
  • When a window screen is emblazed with a pretty design, one cannot look into the room beyond because of arrest of vision by the figure upon the screen.
  • * 1997 , Delerium (band), Euphoria (Firefly) (song)
  • This feeling emblazed inside. / Every nerve like a firefly.