1. (n.) A shining material used for ornamental purposes; especially, a very thin, gauzelike cloth with much gold or silver woven into it; also, very thin metal overlaid with a thin coating of gold or silver, brass foil, or the like.

2. (n.) Something shining and gaudy; something superficially shining and showy, or having a false luster, and more gay than valuable.

3. (a.) Showy to excess; gaudy; specious; superficial.

4. (v. t.) To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy.

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