What does the word embellish mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To ornament; decorate.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Embellishment.

Usage examples for embellish

  1. Thus he delivered his message, the dexterous writer of letters,- Did not embellish the theme, nor array it in beautiful phrases, But came straight to the point, and blurted it out like a schoolboy; Even the Captain himself could hardly have said it more bluntly. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. And who will deny that every degree of improvement in literary taste tends to brighten and embellish the whole intellectual nature? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown