how to pronounce embellish


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the above transcription of embellish is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

embellish is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of embellish in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… overwrite don't over embellish or …”

meanings of embellish


  1. To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
  2. To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality; to distort, to embroider.

embellish frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word embellish occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics embellish can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that embellish can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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