Tinselled
Tinsel Tin"sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinseled}or {Tinselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinseling} or {Tinselling}.] To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy. [1913 Webster]

She, tinseled o'er in robes of varying hues. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • tinselled — tinsel ► NOUN 1) a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil attached to a length of thread. 2) superficial attractiveness or glamour. DERIVATIVES tinselled adjective tinselly adjective. ORIGIN Old French estincele spark ,… …   English terms dictionary

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  • tinsel — n. & v. n. 1 glittering metallic strips, threads, etc., used as decoration to give a sparkling effect. 2 a fabric adorned with tinsel. 3 superficial brilliance or splendour. 4 (attrib.) showy, gaudy, flashy. v.tr. (tinselled, tinselling) adorn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tinsel — Tin sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinseled}or {Tinselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinseling} or {Tinselling}.] To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy. [1913 Webster] She, tinseled o er in robes of varying hues. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tinseled — Tinsel Tin sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinseled}or {Tinselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinseling} or {Tinselling}.] To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy. [1913 Webster] She, tinseled o er in robes of varying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tinseling — Tinsel Tin sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinseled}or {Tinselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinseling} or {Tinselling}.] To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy. [1913 Webster] She, tinseled o er in robes of varying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tinselling — Tinsel Tin sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinseled}or {Tinselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tinseling} or {Tinselling}.] To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy. [1913 Webster] She, tinseled o er in robes of varying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tinsel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tyneseyle cloth interwoven with metallic thread, probably from Anglo French tencelé, past participle of tenceler, estenceler to sparkle more at stencil Date: 1538 1. threads, strips, or sheets of metal, paper, or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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