Synonyms of tinsel


1. tinsel, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

usage: a showy decoration that is basically valueless; "all the tinsel of self-promotion"

2. tinsel, thread, yarn

usage: a thread with glittering metal foil attached


1. tinsel, lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring

usage: impart a cheap brightness to; "his tinseled image of Hollywood"

2. tinsel, decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify

usage: adorn with tinsel; "snow flakes tinseled the trees"

3. tinsel, weave, interweave

usage: interweave with tinsel; "tinseled velvet"

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Definition and meaning of tinsel (Dictionary)