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Definition of "trappings" []

  • The accessories and adornments that characterize or symbolize a condition, office, etc
  • A ceremonial harness for a horse or other animal, including bridles, saddles, etc
  • Clothing or equipment; that which gives the appearance of something. (noun)

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  • Ornamental coverings or harnesses for a horse; caparisons. (noun)
  • Plural form of trapping. (noun)
  • Instances of trapping. (noun)

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Use "trappings" in a sentence
  • "Capitalism, with all its trappings, is the dominant financial model for the entire world."
  • "The ones that really bother me, and seem to be on the decline, are the Tolkeinesque stories, but even the more modern sword and sorcery stuff, that avoids the Tolkein trappings, still has the quests and heirs and stuff that just gets old, even before it starts."
  • "She claims that while a gerund has certain trappings of a verb, it is actually a noun."