tinsel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tinsel" in British English

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tinselnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtɪn.səl/
longpieces of ​thin, ​shinymaterial used as ​decoration, ​especially at ​Christmas: a ​Christmastreedecorated with tinsel disapproving something, ​especially the ​entertainmentbusiness or someone's way of ​living, that ​seemsexciting and ​attractive, but is really of ​lowquality or ​value: The show was all tinsel and ​glitter.
tinselly
adjective uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of tinsel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tinselnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtɪn·səl/
thinstrips of a ​shinymaterial used as ​decoration, esp. on ​Christmastrees
(Definition of tinsel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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