|1.||[ noun ] a superfluous ornament|
|Related terms:||decoration cuspidation festoon filigree vermiculation flourish garnish boulle|
|2.||[ noun ] elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail|
"the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
|Related terms:||expansion embroider|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of adding extraneous decorations to something|
|Related terms:||decoration decorate|