knick-knack

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knick-knack

(ˈnɪkˌnæk) or

nick-nack

n
1. a cheap ornament; trinket
2. an ornamental article of furniture, dress, etc
[C17: by reduplication from knack, in obsolete sense: toy]
ˈknick-ˌknackery, ˈnick-ˌnackery n
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knick-knack

noun trinket, trifle, plaything, bauble, bric-a-brac, bagatelle, gimcrack, gewgaw, bibelot, kickshaw Her flat is spilling over with knick-knacks.
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knick-knack

[ˈnɪknæk] Nchuchería f, chisme m

knick-knack

[ˈnɪknæk] ncolifichet m

knick-knack

nnette Kleinigkeit, Kinkerlitzchen nt; knick-knacksKrimskrams m; (= figurines)Nippes pl, → Nippsachen pl

knick-knack

[ˈnɪkˌnæk] nninnolo
References in classic literature ?
From each side of the saddle hangs an esquimoot, a sort of pocket, in which she bestows the residue of her trinkets and nick-nacks, which cannot be crowded on the decoration of her horse or herself.
I'll have no clumsy beasts enter my palace, to overturn and break all my pretty nick-nacks.
The shop sells nick-nacks, antiques, vintage clothing and accessories along with unique furniture from yesteryear.
There is plenty of cubby hole storage space for a family's nick-nacks with a covered box between the driver and front-seat passenger as well as glove box and cup holders.
He shunned fussy furniture and nick-nacks, but a self-confessed fan of blockbuster movies, he invested in a 60-inch plasma screen that is the main feature of the living-roomcome-office, which is his favourite room.
This is one reason why your store has all those things--and rifle slings, gizmos, nick-nacks and such-and-such.
There are plenty of speciality shops and independent retailers lining the main street, selling all sorts of nick-nacks, souvenirs and gifts, and there's no shortage of eateries either with several cafes and hotels serving up some traditional and hearty dishes.
Fit floor-to-ceiling shelves in your alcoves to maximise book storage and display your nick-nacks neatly.
One room where it's great to harness an Out-Of-Africa feel is the bathroom, where wooden holiday nick-nacks and tribal accessories will finish things off nicely.
Also recommended is a visit to Liaqat Ali Khan's house with its fascinating collection of miniature copies of the Holy Qur'an, old coins, ancient notices, old journals, vintage stamps and other nick-nacks.
SALLY Phillips looks sweet and innocent as she sits in a dark room cluttered with lamps, books and nick-nacks, wearing a flared Fifties-style dress with yellow kitten heels.