gimcrackery

[ jim-krak-uh-ree ]
/ ˈdʒɪmˌkræk ə ri /
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noun

cheap, showy, useless trifles, ornaments, trinkets, etc.
obvious or contrived effects, especially in art, music, literature, etc.

Origin of gimcrackery

First recorded in 1770–80; gimcrack + -ery
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Examples from the Web for gimcrackery

  • Matilda did very well and only for a moment let the scene slip out of the atmosphere of gimcrackery into the air of life.

    Old Mole|Gilbert Cannan
  • A man who can kiss a woman's hands like that is at liberty to clear the whole house of gimcrackery.

    Septimus|William J. Locke