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English definition of “ribbon”

ribbon

noun uk   /ˈrɪb.ən/ us  
C2 [C or U] a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration: Sandra often wears a ribbon in her hair. He tied up the present with ribbon. a ribbon of sth literary a long, narrow piece of something: A ribbon of road stretched ahead of us across the desert. [C] a small piece of coloured material given to someone in the armed forces to show approval and admiration for their brave actions [C] the narrow strip of material that contains the ink for a typewriter: My typewriter needs a new ribbon.
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