September 21, 2012


tinsel |ˈtinsəl|
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.
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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