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veneer

noun
 
 
/vəˈnɪər/
[C, U] a thin layer of wood that covers a piece of furniture that is made of a cheaper materialCarpentry and joineryCoverings and layers
a veneer of sth formal a way of behaving that is not sincere and hides someone's real character or emotions: a thin veneer of calm/respectabilityHiding and disguising
Translations of “veneer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 飾面薄板, 鑲板, 掩飾物…
in Russian шпон…
in Turkish yaldızlı cilâ, yaldız, boya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 饰面薄板, 镶板, 掩饰物…
in Polish okleina…
(Definition of veneer from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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