tin·​sel·​ly ˈtin(t)-s(ə-)lē How to pronounce tinselly (audio)
 also  ˈtin-zə-lē
: tinsel

Examples of tinselly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The precocious designer became a supernova thanks to continuous toil in a tinselly milieu that prizes leisure and luxury. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tinselly was in 1811

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“Tinselly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinselly. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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