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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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in Korean 리본…
in Arabic شَريط…
in French ruban…
in Turkish şerit, kurdele…
in Italian nastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (捆紮或裝飾用的)帶子,絲帶,緞帶, 勳帶,綬帶, (打字機的)色帶…
in Russian лента…
in Polish wstążka…
in Spanish cinta…
in Portuguese fita…
in German das Band…
in Catalan cinta…
in Japanese リボン, 飾りひも…
in Chinese (Simplified) (捆扎或装饰用的)带子,丝带,缎带, 勋带,绶带, (打字机的)色带…
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