tinsel

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tinsel

a yarn or fabric interwoven with strands of glittering thread
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It's so cheesily, tinselly, toothachingly Christmassy in places, it makes you think this must be what if feels like to have a slushie thrown in your face.
[Chalabi/Tinkerbell waves wand in a tinselly flash.]
But get him started about favourite childhood Christmases, festive films and all things tinselly, and he becomes positively treacly.
There!" In choppy, gray seas four miles from shore near India's tropical southern tip, Rajan spotted the tinselly sparkle of a school of sardines.
Even plain brown paper can seem subtle yet stylish, particularly when teamed with thick ribbon, or string for some old fashioned charm When it comes to decoration think beyond the usual tinselly ties and bows that you buy from cards shops and instead try a department store haberdashery department for ribbons, beading, braiding and trimming to use instead.
The most important is an obsession with appearance, not as a tinselly camping around, but as an ironic, yet intense, poetry.
Down below, on Wickenden Street, I can see the young in one another's arms, flowing hair and flowing garments, the summer sounds of Fox Point rising tinselly and joyful as a thousand banjos.
We no longer care if they are doing a good job just as long as they keep us entertained with romances, scandals, gaffes and tinselly flashes of showbiz glamour.
In the rinsed color of my video scope, I study the tinselly lines of sweat coming from his brow, the flush of anguish in his skin.
It encourages and then panders to the worst kind of bullying sentimentalism, of the kind witnessed after the death of Princess Diana, a woman whose combination of tinselly glamour, mental vacuity, and emotional incontinence so perfectly reflected the temper of our times.