Definition of costume jewelry in English:

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costume jewelry

noun

Jewelry made with inexpensive materials or imitation gems.
Example sentences
  • I would describe the earrings as costume jewellery, but the rings are gold and some are quite distinctive.
  • The pair stole treasured costume jewellery belonging to the home's 18 occupants before loading the office safe onto a wheelchair.
  • In 2004 costume jewellery will go wild, picking up on pearl and diamanté and coloured stone large brooch trends from the 50s and 80s.

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Syllabification: cos·tume jew·el·ry

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