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chocolate-box

[ chaw-kuh-lit-boks, chok-uh-, chawk-lit-, chok- ]
/ ˈtʃɔ kə lɪtˌbɒks, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt-, ˈtʃɒk- /
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adjective
excessively decorative and sentimental, as the pictures or designs on some boxes of chocolate candy; prettified: decorous, chocolate-box paintings of Victorian garden parties.
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Origin of chocolate-box

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for chocolate-box

chocolate-box

noun
(modifier) informal sentimentally pretty or appealing
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