Definition of embroidery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri//
    Artwork and techniques
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] patterns that are sewn onto cloth using threads of various colours; cloth that is decorated in this way a beautiful piece of embroidery Indian embroideries
  2. 2[uncountable] the skill or activity of decorating cloth in this way See related entries: Artwork and techniques
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French enbrouderie, from enbrouder ‘embroider’. Wordfinderbaste, bind, embroidery, hem, lining, seam, sew, stitch, tack, thread
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