Elaboration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˌlæbəˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word elaboration
Brit.  |ɪlab(ə)ˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word elaboration

noun

- addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail(syn: amplification)

an elaboration of the sketch followed

- the result of improving something (syn: refinement)
- a discussion that provides additional information (syn: enlargement, expansion)
- marked by elaborately complex detail (syn: elaborateness, intricacy, involution)
- developing in intricate and painstaking detail

Examples

They made elaborate preparations for his visit.

I see now that her behavior was all part of an elaborate plan.

The dancers were wearing elaborate costumes.

He told the story in elaborate detail.

I'll be glad to elaborate if you want to hear more.

She was asked to say more about her earlier statements, but she declined to elaborate.

an elaboration of the sketch followed

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