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tinsel

tin·sel

tinsel

 
pronunciation:
tIn sl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a glittering material with a metallic appearance that is produced in strips, sheets, or the like and used for its decorative effect, esp. at Christmas.
definition 2: something that is superficially glittery or attractive, but of little value.
the tinsel of show business
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of or containing tinsel.
definition 2: sparkling or showy, but of low value or quality; gaudy.
similar words:
chintzy, gaudy, tawdry
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tinseled, tinseling, tinsels
definition 1: to drape or decorate with or as if with tinsel.
definition 2: to make glittery or gaudy.
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