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1    a decoration consisting of a piece of string with thin strips of metal foil attached along its length  
2    a yarn or fabric interwoven with strands of glittering thread  
3    anything cheap, showy, and gaudy  
      vb   , -sels, -selling, -selled  
     (U.S.)   , -sels, -seling, -seled   tr  
4    to decorate with or as if with tinsel  
snow tinsels the trees     
5    to give a gaudy appearance to  
6    made of or decorated with tinsel  
7    showily but cheaply attractive; gaudy  
     (C16: from Old French estincele a spark, from Latin scintilla; compare stencil)  
  tinsel-like      adj  
  tinselly      adj  
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      adj   brummagem, cheap, flashy, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, ostentatious, pinchbeck, plastic     (slang)   sham, showy, specious, superficial, tawdry, trashy  

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Consulter aussi:

tinselly, tine, tineal, Tinseltown

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