embroidery Definition

  • 1the art or process of sewing a design on cloth using thread or wool
  • 2decorative needlework
  • 3ornamentation of fabric with needlework

Using embroidery: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "embroidery" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She learned embroidery from her grandmother.

  • Example

    The dress was adorned with intricate embroidery.

  • Example

    The embroidery on the pillow was done by hand.

embroidery Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for embroidery

Phrases with embroidery

  • cross-stitch embroidery

    a type of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture or pattern


    She made a beautiful cross-stitch embroidery of a flower bouquet.

  • a type of embroidery that is done using a sewing machine instead of by hand


    The company specializes in machine embroidery for custom designs.

  • goldwork embroidery

    a type of embroidery that uses gold threads and metal wires to create a design


    The queen's dress was adorned with goldwork embroidery.


Summary: embroidery in Brief

Embroidery [ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri] is the art of decorating fabric with needlework, often using thread or wool. It can be done by hand or by machine, and includes techniques like cross-stitch embroidery and goldwork embroidery. Examples of embroidery include adorning dresses and pillows with intricate designs.

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