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The Definition of - embroidery (noun)

    noun, plural embroideries.
    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.
    embroidered work or ornamentation.
    elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.

Word Example of - embroidery

    Example Sentences for embroidery

    Fanny appeared, a vision of white arms, lace, and embroidery.

    Margaret sat and watched the progress of the embroidery, but she said no more.

    Mr. Broadstreet looked meekly at the embroidery upon his sleeves.

    It is so important a part or quality of the art of embroidery.

    This is probably because many of the people who design for embroidery do not understand it.

    What an elegant line of silks and embroidery they got it there!

    Every one looked surprised, and began to examine the embroidery more closely.

    "Of course, she is a Southerner," said Sally, going on with her embroidery.

    This is seen in the embroidery of the women, as well as in the work of the native painters and sculptors.

    One of the most elaborate of these was the embroidery on the royal robe.

Word Origin & History of - embroidery

    Word Origin & History

    embroidery late 14c.; see embroider.