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paraphernalia

par·a·pher·nal·ia

paraphernalia

 
 
pronunciation:
pae r fr neIl y [or] pae r f neIl y
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part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: (used with a pl. verb) personal possessions, esp. small items.
The police looked over the paraphernalia in the woman's room, hoping to find some useful clue.He's a big sports fan and spends his money on paraphernalia such as posters, hats, and T-shirts.
synonyms:
belongings, possessions, stuff, things
similar words:
baggage, dunnage, good, goods, trappings
definition 2: (used with a sing. or pl. verb) furnishings or equipment, esp. that used in a particular job or activity.
In the doctor's bag was a stethoscope, a blood pressure gauge, and other paraphernalia of his profession.
synonyms:
equipment, gear
similar words:
accouterments, appointments, appurtenances, equipage, furnishings, habiliments, implements, outfit, tack, tackle
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