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1. Very thin sheets, strips, or threads of a glittering material used as a decoration.
2. Something sparkling or showy but basically valueless: the tinsel of parties and promotional events.
1. Made of or decorated with tinsel.
2. Gaudy, showy, and basically valueless.
tr.v. tin·seled, tin·sel·ing, tin·sels or tin·selled or tin·sel·ling
1. To decorate with or as if with tinsel: tinsel a Christmas tree.
2. To give a false sparkle to.

[Middle English tineseile, from Old French estincelle, spangle, spark; see stencil.]
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Adj.1.tinseled - glittering with gold or silver
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction