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"embroidery" in British English

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embroiderynoun

uk   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dər.i/  us   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dɚ.i/
  • embroidery noun (SEWING)

[C or U] patterns or pictures that consist of stitches sewn directly onto cloth: Let me show you Pat's embroideries. It was a beautiful piece of embroidery.
[U] the activity of decorating a piece of cloth with stitches sewn onto it: I'm not very good at embroidery.
(Definition of embroidery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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embroiderynoun [U/C]

 us   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ·də·ri/
the activity of decorating cloth or clothing with patterns or pictures sewn directly onto the material, or a pattern or picture created in this way: [U] She's really good at embroidery.
(Definition of embroidery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “embroidery”
in Arabic تَطْريز…
in Korean 자수, 자수법…
in Portuguese bordado…
in Catalan brodat…
in Japanese ししゅう, ししゅうをすること…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝纫, 刺绣品, 刺绣花样…
in Turkish nakış, işleme, (resim…
in Russian вышивание, вышивка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫紉, 刺繡品, 刺繡圖案…
in Italian ricamo…
in Polish wyszywanie, haftowanie, haft…
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