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English definition of “veneer”

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
(Definition of veneer noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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