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Definition of Tinsel

Tinsel

  1. A shining material used for ornamental purposes; especially, a very thin, gauzelike cloth with much gold or silver woven into it; also, very thin metal overlaid with a thin coating of gold or silver, brass foil, or the like.
  2. Something shining and gaudy; something superficially shining and showy, or having a false luster, and more gay than valuable.
  3. Showy to excess; gaudy; specious; superficial.
  4. To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy.
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Tinsel Translations

tinsel in German is flittern, Lametta
tinsel in Swedish is glitter