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English definition of “embroidery”

embroidery

noun [U]
 
 
/ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri/
ACTIVITY the activity of sewing small patterns or pictures onto things: She is very good at embroidery.Knitting and sewing
DECORATION decoration on cloth made by sewing small patterns or pictures onto itKnitting and sewing
(Definition of embroidery from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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