Definition of 'tinsel'
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The unnamed member of staff slipped as they took down tinsel and baubles from the ceiling of a classroom last year. The Sun (2015)There is always a towering pine tree dripping with mismatched baubles, tinsel and lights. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In our lounge there won't be any tinsel and turkey has always been off the menu. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No tinsel, baubles or silly hats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's amazing how it can be transformed with red baubles and tinsel. The Sun (2014)It's in all its glory and ready to go back indoors for the tinsel and twinkling lights. The Sun (2009)A farce with all the sophistication of cheap tinsel ensues. The Sun (2009)Twist the string of lights and the tinsel loosely together, securing the end with a piece of sticky tape. Times, Sunday Times (2010)TOO early for tinsel and baubles? The Sun (2011)They need to be seen lightly dusted with snow on the side of a mountain, or covered in tinsel and flashing lights. Times, Sunday Times (2013)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 (2010)I've put gold and silver tinsel around pictures of them. The Sun (2011)Set in 1927, this beautiful arty film is a nice antidote to tinsel and turkey. The Sun (2011)A bright thread of tinsel like this, so difficult to see from the road, must glint and beckon from the air. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'tinsel'
British English: tinsel /ˈtɪnsəl/ NOUN
Tinsel consists of small strips of shiny paper attached to long pieces of thread. People use tinsel as a decoration.
- American English: tinsel
- Arabic: بَهْرَجَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: enfeite de ouropel
- Chinese: 金属箔
- Croatian: ’srebro’ za bor
- Czech: zlatý nebo stříbrný řetěz dekorace
- Danish: flitterstads
- Dutch: kerstboomversiersel
- European Spanish: cintilla de colores
- Finnish: joulukuusen koristenauha
- French: guirlande
- German: Lametta
- Greek: ταινία από αλουμινόχαρτο
- Italian: orpello
- Japanese: ティンセル
- Korean: 장식용 금속 조각
- Norwegian: glitter
- Polish: błyskotka
- European Portuguese: ouropel
- Romanian: beteală
- Russian: мишура
- Spanish: cinta de colores
- Swedish: glitter
- Thai: สิ่งประดับแวววาว
- Turkish: gelin teli
- Ukrainian: мішура
- Vietnamese: dây kim tuyến
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