Pronunciation: (em-bel'ish-munt), [key]
1. an ornament or decoration.
2. a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement.
a. ornament (def. 8).
b. See auxiliary tone.
4. the act of embellishing.
5. state of being embellished.
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