V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a trinket or cheap piece of ornamental jewelry

Synonyms: trinket, toy, knick-knack, plaything, ornament, decoration

Antonyms: valuable

Tips: Bauble used to refer to the imitation scepter used by a royal court jester. This is why it is used in contemporary English to denote something like a toy or something of little value. It can, however, be used to refer to jewelry, even the expensive kind. It can also sometimes refer to colored balls of glass used as Christmas ornaments. (see the second usage example)

Usage Examples:

She came back from her vacation loaded down with baubles and souvenirs. (trinkets, knick-knacks)

Her Christmas tree was so laden with ornaments, that it seemed as though one more bauble might make the entire thing collapse. (ornament, trinket)

The child smiled at the shining baubles hanging over his head. (toys, trinkets)

My husband likes to surprise me with little baubles of gold and diamonds. (ornaments)

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