Noun: tinsel tin-sul
Verb: tinsel (tinselled,tinselling, or [US] tinseled,tinseling) tin-sul
- A showy decoration that is basically valueless
"all the tinsel of self-promotion"
- A thread with glittering metal foil attached
- Impart a cheap brightness to
"his tinseled image of Hollywood"
- Adorn with tinsel
"snow flakes tinseled the trees"
- Interweave with tinsel
Derived forms: tinseling, tinselled, tinsels, tinselling
Type of: add, adorn, beautify, bestow, bring, contribute, decorate, decoration, embellish, grace, impart, interweave, lend, ornament, ornamentation, thread, weave, yarn