embroidery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “embroidery” in the English Dictionary

"embroidery" in British English

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uk   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dər.i/  us   /-dɚ-/

embroidery noun (SEWING)

[C or U] patterns or ​pictures that consist of stitchessewndirectly onto ​cloth: Let me show you Pat's embroideries. It was a ​beautifulpiece of embroidery. [U] the ​activity of ​decorating a ​piece of ​cloth with stitchessewn onto it: I'm not very good at embroidery.

embroidery noun (STORY)

[U] the way that someone makes a ​story more ​entertaining by ​addingimaginarydetails to it: comic embroidery
(Definition of embroidery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embroidery" in American English

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embroiderynoun [U/C]

 us   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ·də·ri/
the ​activity of ​decoratingcloth or ​clothing with ​patterns or ​picturessewndirectly onto the ​material, or a ​pattern or ​picturecreated 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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