[ US /ˈnɪkˌnæk/ ]
[ UK /nˈɪkknæk/ ]
  1. a small inexpensive mass-produced article
  2. miscellaneous curios
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How To Use knickknack In A Sentence

  • The place was cluttered and cozy, filled with knickknacks and pets: a cageful of ornamental finches whose aimless twittering gave Joanna a whole new insight into the term "birdbrained"; Pella's two fat pugs about whom Joanna, a cat person, privately agreed with the Regent; and, to Joanna's great delight, a five-foot boa constrictor dozing in wintry torpor in a big glass cabinet built into the side of the chimney. The Silicon Mage
  • What knickknacks there were, were in harmony with the natural, the nautical. gracieux - French Word-A-Day
  • There is a distinct lack of grandmotherly clutter—no knickknacks, no lace doilies, no miniature teacups with depictions of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ten Miles Past Normal
  • Remove items that collect dust, such as knickknacks, tabletop ornaments, books and magazines. All MayoClinic.com Topics
  • And about a knickknack made from a crocodilian reptile known as a caiman, posed with a pipe in its mouth and an ashtray in its claws. Uncle Sam Wants You to Bid on This Fine Weasel Fur Coat
  • The bookshelves are pine, and contain six levels of books each, with knickknacks and gewgaws on each level.
  • The one thing above all others in that room that recalled Sidonie was an 'etagere' covered with childish toys, petty, trivial knickknacks, microscopic fans, dolls 'tea-sets, gilded shoes, little shepherds and shepherdesses facing one another, exchanging cold, gleaming, porcelain glances. Fromont and Risler — Complete
  • She also buys all sorts of knickknacks when she travels with her family or clients, from New Orleans to Oaxaca, Mexico. Parties That Throw Themselves
  • The thriving garden includes photos of about 250 victims, and it's filled with angels and knickknacks and personal mementos. In Death, They've Become Larger Than Life
  • The two interlocutors in this dialogue were sitting in a low oak-panelled room in Plymouth town, handsomely enough furnished, adorned with carving and gilding and coats of arms, and noteworthy for many strange knickknacks, Spanish gold and silver vessels on the sideboard; strange birds and skins, and charts and rough drawings of coast which hung about the room; while over the fireplace, above the portrait of old Captain Will Hawkins, pet of Westward Ho!
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