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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A flat or tubular narrow fabric (as of silk, rayon, nylon, or cotton) closely woven in various constructions (as in velvet, satin, taffeta, or grosgrain) and used for trimmings, decorations, or knitting. (plural)

Usage examples (36)
  • Noun : an overseas ribbon. ,clothes torn to ribbons
  • Satin ribbons, Audrey Heburn, and Grace Kelly are wonderful!
  • I cut 'im in ribbons, that's wot I did, an' 'e a-squealin' all the time.
  • Anyway, it's made of all the ribbons from the presents you get; it looks totally goofy. for more
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