Pronunciation: (em-broi'du-rē, -drē), [key]
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. embroidered work or ornamentation.
3. elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.
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