September 21, 2012

Tinsel


tinsel |ˈtinsəl|
noun
a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil.
• showy or superficial attractiveness or glamour his taste for the tinsel of the art world.
DERIVATIVES
tinselly adjective
ORIGIN late Middle English (denoting fabric either interwoven with metallic thread or spangled): from Old French estincele ‘spark,’or estinceler ‘to sparkle,’ based on Latinscintilla ‘a spark.’
MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF Fall 2012 Short Layered Tinsel Jacket in Gold and Silver
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