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chocolate-box

choc·o·late-box
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok- boks]
    • /ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk- bɒks/
    • /ˈtʃɒklət bɒks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok- boks]
    • /ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk- bɒks/

Definitions of chocolate-box word

  • adjective chocolate-box Chocolate-box places or images are very pretty but in a boring or conventional way. 3
  • noun chocolate-box sentimentally pretty or appealing 3
  • adjective chocolate-box excessively decorative and sentimental, as the pictures or designs on some boxes of chocolate candy; prettified: decorous, chocolate-box paintings of Victorian garden parties. 1
  • adjective chocolate-box (derogatory) Having a twee picturesqueness. 0

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Origin of chocolate-box

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05

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Parts of speech for Chocolate-box

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chocolate-box popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for chocolate-box

adjective chocolate-box

  • cutesy — If you describe someone or something as cutesy, you dislike them because you think they are unpleasantly pretty and sentimental.

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