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Tinseltown (ˈtɪnsəlˌtaʊn Pronunciation for Tinseltown



  1. an informal name for Hollywood

Word Origin

C20: from the insubstantial glitter of the film world

Example Sentences Including 'Tinseltown'

Apart from anything else, I realized that Tinseltown was not for this country boy at all.
Botham, Ian & Hayter, Peter Botham - My Autobiography
But the gilded lobbies, ballrooms and suites are famous for some of Tinseltown 's best ghost stories.
Toronto Sun (2003)
He was most informed about the Golden Age of Tinseltown , which coincided, naturally enough, with the years of his employment.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
Plus, she has a tendency to gain weight - something simply not tolerated in Tinseltown.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
So Hager ditched Tinseltown and decided to keep the glory days alive all by himself.
Maxim (2005)
Terrible stories started to circulate among the lords of Tinseltown ; nightmare stories.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
The couple held a star-studded party in Tinseltown to celebrate.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
The only items of the story that appeared in every location were those that were related to the hard facts of death in Tinseltown.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)


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