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bling

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expensive, gaudy jewelry; a lifestyle of excessive spending and ostentation

bling

 (blĭng) or bling-bling (blĭng′blĭng′)Slang
n.
1. Jewelry or fashion accessories, usually made of metal or other shiny material.
2. Showy or ostentatious items.
adj.
Deliberately showy; ostentatious.

[Originally hip-hop slang, probably meant to suggest light flashing off showy jewelry.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bling - flashy, ostentatious jewelrybling - flashy, ostentatious jewelry; "the rapper was loaded with bling"
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
Translations

bling

[ˈblɪŋ] bling bling
n (= jewellery) → quincaillerie f
adj
bling-bling jewellery → quincaillerie
References in classic literature ?
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