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embellishment

 
Noun embellishment has 3 senses
  1. embellishment, embroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
    --1 is a kind of expansion, enlargement, elaboration
    Derived form: verb embellish1
  2. embellishment - a superfluous ornament
    --2 is a kind of
    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    --2 has particulars:
     boulle, boule, buhl; cuspidation; festoon; filigree, filagree, fillagree; vermiculation; flourish
  3. ornamentation, embellishment - the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
    --3 is a kind of decoration
    Derived form: verb embellish3
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