Tin·​sel·​town ˈtin(t)-səl-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce Tinseltown (audio)
 also  ˈtin-zəl-
: hollywood
seduced by Tinseltown
Tinseltown adjective

Examples of Tinseltown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Mamba trio will be a monument to Tinseltown excess and poor taste in front of the arena. Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 To wit: The ’60s had stars such as Steve McQueen and Robert Mitchum strutting down the streets of Tinseltown wearing Wrangler’s wares. Ashley W. Simpson, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2024 Who do Tinseltown’s Paris Hilton, Kate Walsh, Felicity Huffman and Debra Messing have to thank for their glowing complexions? Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The Untold Story of Tinseltown’s Most Shocking Crime by Casey Sherman. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 28 Jan. 2024 In some Hollywood films, this partnership is a recipe for catastrophe, but in this suburb not far from Tinseltown, AI and robots are working in a restaurant kitchen. Joy Benedict, CBS News, 27 Jan. 2024 The shimmering black dress, boasting intricate sequin floral details, a plunging neckline and daring side cut-outs, exuded classic Tinseltown charm. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 12 Jan. 2024 As 2023 comes to a close, Vogue is taking a look at 10 Tinseltown’s most exhilarating new stars who are bringing fresh fashion energy to the mix. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 27 Dec. 2023 Sanchez works for his friends’ small photo company, Tinseltown Holiday Photo, posing for portraits from a cushy red chair between the escalators in the central court. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tinseltown was in 1978

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“Tinseltown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tinseltown. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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