Examples of gaud in a Sentence
some tacky little gaud that they had picked up at a souvenir stand at an amusement park
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In their novels, the disorienting clash between Soviet gloom and American gaud is the source of dramatic tension, exploited for tragedy and, more often, comedy.
Even its colors, silver and space gray, seem to have been chosen for their lack of gaud—no blingy gold model here.
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Origin and Etymology of gaud
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbauble, bibelot, curio, curiosity, doodad, knickknack, gewgaw (also geegaw), gimcrack, kickshaw, novelty, ornamental, tchotchke, trinket
Related Wordsbijouterie, bric-a-brac, gimcrackery, trinketry, trumpery, virtu (or vertu); bagatelle, trifle; figurine, objet d'art (also objet), ornament; keepsake, memento, souvenir; conversation piece; collectible (or collectable), collector's item
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