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trinket

noun [C] uk   /ˈtrɪŋ.kɪt/ us  
a small decorative object, or a piece of jewellery that is cheap or of low quality: She always returns from vacation with a few souvenirs, even if they're only cheap trinkets.
Translations of “trinket”
in Spanish bisutería, quincalla, baratija…
in French babiole…
in German der Zierat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小件飾物, 廉價珠寶…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小件饰物, 廉价珠宝…
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