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Definition 1: a thread with glittering metal foil attached - [noun denoting artifact]

(tinsel is a kind of ...) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Definition 2: a showy decoration that is basically valueless - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tinsel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all the tinsel of self-promotion

(tinsel is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

Definition 3: interweave with tinsel - [verb of contact]

Samples where tinsel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tinseled velvet

(tinsel is a kind of ...) interlace by or as if by weaving

Definition 4: adorn with tinsel - [verb of creation]

Samples where tinsel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • snow flakes tinseled the trees

(tinsel is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 5: impart a cheap brightness to - [verb of possession]

Samples where tinsel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his tinseled image of Hollywood

(tinsel is a kind of ...) bestow a quality on

"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "The music added a lot to the play" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "This adds a light note to the program"

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