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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embellished mean? 

EMBELLISHED (adjective)
  The adjective EMBELLISHED has 2 senses:

1. excessively elaborate or showily expressed
2. rich in decorative detail

  Familiarity information: EMBELLISHED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EMBELLISHED (adjective)

Sense 1embellished [BACK TO TOP]


Excessively elaborate or showily expressed


embellished; empurpled; over-embellished; purple

Context examples:

a writer of empurpled literature / many purple passages / speech embellished with classical quotations / an over-embellished story of the fish that got away


rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)

Sense 2embellished [BACK TO TOP]


Rich in decorative detail


ornamented; ornate; embellished


adorned; decorated (provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction)

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