One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Gaudy articles or decoration, especially clothing or jewelry.
- ‘However, I will not stay quiet when a preacher gets on his soapbox and tries to persuade us to buy what clearly amounts to simple gaudery.’
- ‘Yes, I suppose those hats are gaudery, but they do look awful fun.’
- ‘I embellished the tale with a baroque gaudery of exaggerated facts and fantastic detail.’
- ‘Choosing what to buy in a climate where diamonds are bedecking everything from ladies’ décolletage to outsized gaudery, while changing colors and cuts at will, can be daunting, though.’
- ‘It is ironically fitting that he should successfully lure her with promises of enjoying the glitter and gaudery of Naples.’
2Tasteless or extravagant display of gaudy articles or decoration.
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