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(informal) excessively or ostentatiously pretty
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  • "'pretty-pretty,' substantially," translated the Tyro, recovering himself.

    Little Miss Grouch Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Its notes are harsh and varied, being usually a ti-ti-chee or pretty-pretty.

  • Had this audaciously handsome man a cult for the pretty-pretty?

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • Both Mr. and Mrs. Hallward eschew the "pretty-pretty" type, and are bent on producing really "decorative" pages.

  • As I expected, he was just a silly old man, a diatomaniac fond of pretty-pretty slides and not a scientific man at all.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

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