embellishment

[em-bel-ish-muhnt]

Origin:
1615–25; embellish + -ment

nonembellishment, noun
overembellishment, noun
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embellish (ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to improve or beautify by adding detail or ornament; adorn
2.  to make (a story) more interesting by adding detail
3.  See ornament to provide (a melody, part, etc) with ornaments
 
[C14: from Old French embelir, from bel beautiful, from Latin bellus]
 
em'bellisher
 
n
 
em'bellishment
 
n

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embellishment
1620s, from embellish + -ment.
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Example sentences
It is a pity, and not a credit, that the charter should have made no provision
  whatever for municipal embellishment.
Such descriptions as they left of their work are as shorn of embellishment as
  the granite stonework.
Great ingredients should stand on their own without a lot of embellishment.
It can be any shape, from long and lean to short and flared, provided there is
  no embellishment from top to toes.
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