embellishment vs ornamentation what difference

what is difference between embellishment and ornamentation

English

Etymology

embellish +‎ -ment

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɛlɪʃmənt/

Noun

embellishment (countable and uncountable, plural embellishments)

  1. An added touch; an ornamental addition; a flourish.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Section 3, Chapter 1:
      Reflection had given calmness to her judgment, and sobered her own opinion of Willoughby’s deserts; — she wished, therefore, to declare only the simple truth, and lay open such facts as were really due to his character, without any embellishment of tenderness to lead the fancy astray.

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English

Etymology

ornament +‎ -ation?

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

ornamentation (countable and uncountable, plural ornamentations)

  1. Decoration, adornment or embellishment.
  2. The act or process of decorating etc.
  3. (music) Short notes added to a composition to emphasize certain notes and to add style.

Related terms

  • microornamentation
  • ornament noun
  • ornamental adjective

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