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veneernoun

uk   /vəˈnɪər/  us   /-ˈnɪr/
[C or U] a ​thinlayer of ​decorativewood or ​plastic used to ​cover a ​cheapermaterial: The ​wardrobe is made of ​chipboard with a ​pine veneer. [S] something that ​hides something ​unpleasant or ​unwanted: She ​managed to ​hide her ​corruptdealings under a veneer of ​respectability.
veneered
adjective uk   /-ˈnɪəd/  us   /-ˈnɪrd/
a veneered ​bookcase/​surface/​table
(Definition of veneer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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veneernoun [C/U]

 us   /vəˈnɪər/
a ​thinlayer of ​decorativewood or other ​material used to ​cover a ​cheaper or less ​attractivematerial: [C] It’s a ​pinetable with a ​mahogany veneer. A veneer is also something that ​hides something ​unpleasant or ​unwanted: [U] His ​ethics are ​pure veneer.
(Definition of veneer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “veneer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 饰面薄板, 镶板, 掩饰物…
in Turkish yaldızlı cilâ, yaldız, boya…
in Russian шпон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 飾面薄板, 鑲板, 掩飾物…
in Polish okleina…
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