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

     

    embroidery

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    noun
    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. Wordfinderbaste, bind, embroidery, hem, lining, seam, sew, stitch, tack, thread Word Origin late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French enbrouderie, from enbrouder ‘embroider’.
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