[ UK /tˈɪnsə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈtɪnsəɫ/ ]
  1. interweave with tinsel
    tinseled velvet
  2. impart a cheap brightness to
    his tinseled image of Hollywood
  3. adorn with tinsel
    snow flakes tinseled the trees
  1. a thread with glittering metal foil attached
  2. a showy decoration that is basically valueless
    all the tinsel of self-promotion
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How To Use tinsel In A Sentence

  • I made my own little tiki ornaments and instead of tinsel I used leis. "
  • There was a brief flare of white light, and the Goddess vanished, leaving only a smattering of loose tinsel behind.
  • It's in all its glory and ready to go back indoors for the tinsel and twinkling lights. The Sun
  • They are great, splendid establishments, with wide, overhung, awninged terraces, and potted plants and electric lights and gold and tinsel, and mixed drinks and ices and sorbets, and all the epicurean cold things which one may find in the best establishment in Paris. The Automobilist Abroad
  • Steven's eyes scanned the room immediately for people they knew, while Donnie starred amazed at the lights and tinsel decorating the flat.
  • The atmosphere is decidedly creepy as the increasingly inventive deaths take place against a backdrop of innocent carols, glittering tinsel and good cheer. The Sun
  • The students will also dress in fancy dress as well as dressing up the animals using Christmas decorations such as tinsel and lights.
  • High-tech air sniffers were deployed in case someone unleashed a chemical or biological assault on Tinseltown more serious than a low-budget stinker.
  • They loathe tinsel, detest office parties and abhor rum balls of all kinds.
  • It is the age of omber, of sonnets to Chloe's false ringlets, of odes to red heels and epics to lap dogs, of tinseled struttings in gilded drawing-rooms. Journeys to Bagdad
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