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Noun tinsel has 2 senses
  1. tinsel - a showy decoration that is basically valueless; "all the tinsel of self-promotion"
    --1 is a kind of
    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    Derived forms: verb tinsel2, verb tinsel1
  2. tinsel - a thread with glittering metal foil attached
    --2 is a kind of
    thread, yarn
    Derived forms: verb tinsel2, verb tinsel3
Verb tinsel has 3 senses
  1. tinsel - impart a cheap brightness to; "his tinseled image of Hollywood"
    --1 is one way to
    lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring
    Derived form: noun tinsel1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. tinsel - adorn with tinsel; "snow flakes tinseled the trees"
    --2 is one way to
    decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
    Derived forms: noun tinsel2, noun tinsel1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. tinsel - interweave with tinsel; "tinseled velvet"
    --3 is one way to
    weave, interweave
    Derived form: noun tinsel2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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