Embroider - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbrɔɪdər|  American pronunciation of the word embroider
Brit.  |ɪmˈbrɔɪdə|  British pronunciation of the word embroider


- decorate with needlework (syn: broider)
- add details to (syn: aggrandise, aggrandize, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, lard, pad)


She embroidered tiny flowers on the baby's scarf.

a scarf embroidered with tiny flowers

He is known to embroider the truth about his service in the army.

She embroidered a towel for me.

The history has been extravagantly embroidered.

The dress was embroidered with flowers.

A colourful design was embroidered on the sleeve of the shirt.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: embroider
he/she/it: embroiders
present participle: embroidering
past tense: embroidered
past participle: embroidered
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