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kitsch

noun [U] uk   us   /kɪtʃ/
art, decorative objects, or design considered by many people to be ugly, without style, or false but enjoyed by other people, often because they are funny: His home's full of 1950s kitsch.
kitschy
adjective uk   us   /ˈkɪtʃ.i/
a kitschy gilt-framed mirror
Translations of “kitsch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 俗氣的裝飾品, 庸俗的藝術品…
in Russian китч, дешевка…
in Turkish zevksiz popüler sanat/süsler/tasarım vb…
in Chinese (Simplified) 俗气的装饰品, 庸俗的艺术品…
in Polish kicz…
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