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knick-knack Saltos de línea: knick-knack
Pronunciación: /ˈnɪknak/
(also nick-nack)

Definición de knick-knack en inglés:

sustantivo

(usually knick-knacks)
Small worthless objects, especially household ornaments: the room was filled with tables, knick-knacks, and a large three-piece suite
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He was stunned at the vast amount of knick-knacks and souvenirs - of value to his mother but to no one else.
  • Browsing the shops is the main pastime: the stores offer rural knick-knacks and antiques as well as a fair amount of New Age wares such as quartz crystals, incense burners and Indian rugs.
  • Shelving installed around the room up near the ceiling is great for keeping stuffed animals, framed photos and knick-knacks up and out of the way.
Sinónimos
ornament, novelty, gewgaw, piece of bric-a-brac, bibelot, trinket, trifle, bauble, gimcrack, bagatelle, curio, curiosity, plaything, toy;
North American kickshaw;
informal oojah, whatnot, thingamajig, thingamabob, dingle-dangle
North American informal tchotchke, tsatske
British informal doobry, doodah

Derivados

knick-knackery

1
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • You should seriously rethink all the little novelties and knickknackeries you have around your place.
  • But in fact that Appalachian rusticity is quite appealing so the furniture & plates & metalware & humidors & sundry knickknackery are all quite lovely.
  • Tin Star is a small storefront cafe mixed in among all the other small storefront cafes, bars, art galleries and purveyors of knickknackery along Evergreen's high street.

Origen

Late 16th century (in the sense 'a petty trick'): reduplication of knack.

Palabras que riman con knick-knack

almanac • Pasternak

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