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[em-broi-der-is] /ɛmˈbrɔɪ dər ɪs/
a woman who embroiders.
Origin of embroideress
1715-25; embroider + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Doa Paula sent for Nieves, the embroideress, and a long conference ensued with closed doors.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 Armando Palacio Valds
  • The daughter of the embroideress told my friend Ulenspiegel so.

    The Legend of Ulenspiegel Charles de Coster
  • I unearthed the embroideress, and ordered a kerchief like Madame de Fischtaminel's.

  • I am afraid she had no other female accomplishments than those by which the sempstress or embroideress earns her daily bread.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Doa Paula declared she must have done so; the embroideress wept, and there was a regular scene.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 Armando Palacio Valds
  • Both looked at the embroideress, who raised her head, and seeing that the conversation was about her, she made a face.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 Armando Palacio Valds
  • The embroideress wore a scarlet sash at her waist, and this remark of her ex-admirer so flustered her that she could not reply.

    The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 Armando Palacio Valds
  • She was apprenticed to an embroideress; for all kinds of embroidery were in much greater use then than now.

    Our Little Lady Emily Sarah Holt
  • As an embroideress there were few more delicately trained eyes and defter hands than hers in England.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She had been an embroideress for thirty years, but her sight failed and she was obliged to give up work.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson

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