UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛmˈbrɔɪdəri, -dri/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(em broidə rē, -drē)

Inflections of 'embroidery' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": embroideries
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [napkin, tablecloth, jacket, dress, shirt] with embroidery
  2. [vine, leaf, stiff, heavy] embroidery
  3. [cross, double-cross, fly, buttonhole] stitch embroidery
  4. [ancient, Roman, contemporary] embroideries
  5. embroidery is done by [hand, machine]
  6. [hand] -done embroidery
  7. [learn, study, teach] embroidery
  8. embroidery requires [steady hands, lots of concentration]
  9. the [bazaar, store, market] has a range of embroideries
  10. [stocks, sells] a wide range of embroideries
n as adj
  1. buy an embroidery [magazine, kit, machine]
  2. an embroidery [course, tutorial, lesson, workshop]
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