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Visual enhancementPlay
Used to describe adding visual details that enhance appearance, often to make a plain object more striking. SlideHe embellished the plain notebook with colorful stickers.
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Not always positivePlay
While it usually suggests improvement, it can imply excessive decoration to the point of gaudiness. SlideThe costume was so embellished that it looked tacky.
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Metaphoric usePlay
Can describe improving things non-tangible, like enhancing a musical performance by adding flourishes. SlideThe pianist embellished the melody with intricate trills.