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

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•broi•der•y /ɛmˈbrɔɪdəri, -dri/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable] 
  1. Clothingthe sewing of decorative designs with a needle and thread.
  2. Clothing
    • embroidered work or decoration.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•broi•der•y  (em broidə rē, -drē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -der•ies. 
  1. Clothingthe art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle.
  2. Clothingembroidered work or ornamentation.
  3. elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.
  • Middle French embroud(er) + Middle English -erie -ery; oi from embroider
  • Middle English embrouderie needlework on cloth 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
embroidery /ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ/ n ( pl -deries)
  1. decorative needlework done usually on loosely woven cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern
  2. elaboration or exaggeration, esp in writing or reporting; embellishment
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