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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·bel·lish·ment /-lɪʃmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·bel·lish·ment n.
 1. The act of adorning, or the state of being adorned; adornment.
    In the selection of their ground, as well as in the embellishment of it.   --Prescott.
 2. That which adds beauty or elegance; ornament; decoration; as, pictorial embellishments.
    The graces and embellishments of the exterior man.   --I. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative
           (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been
           heightened by many embellishments in subsequent
           retellings" [syn: embroidery]
      2: a superfluous ornament
      3: the act of adding extraneous decorations to something [syn: