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English noun: tinsel

1. tinsel (artifact) a showy decoration that is basically valueless


SamplesAll the tinsel of self-promotion.


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

2. tinsel (artifact) a thread with glittering metal foil attached


Broader (hypernym)thread, yarn


English verb: tinsel

1. tinsel (possession) impart a cheap brightness to


SamplesHis tinseled image of Hollywood.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart, lend

2. tinsel (creation) adorn with tinsel


SamplesSnow flakes tinseled the trees.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

3. tinsel (contact) interweave with tinsel


SamplesTinseled velvet.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interweave, weave









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