In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(paintwork/clothes) chillón(paintwork/clothes) charro Latin America informal(spectacle/scene) chabacanoher dress was a gaudy pink — su vestido era de un rosa chillón
- It was a strip of gaudy landscaping in front of a strip mall in glaring bright daylight.
- There were days when one was wearing heavy, gaudy clothing, which was invariably a pain to be endured considering the gathering one would be amongst.
- Their song is not overly musical but has a comforting, undemonstrative British garden nature, not gaudy or showy in any way.
- Her dress was often very gaudy, with bright colors, and a sense of fashion that followed too closely behind fads.
- But they don't moan, because it's not that big a deal; they simply don their gaudy rags and their dancing shoes and get on with it.
- Up to eighteen inches long, these gaudy fish have large plumes and fleshy flaps on their head that mimic colourful reef growth.
- Its more modern decor can be classified as quite gaudy.
- Is this an authentic moment of historic liberation for Europe, or just another imperial imperative dressed up in the gaudy rags of consumerism?
- At night it is gaudy with Japanese lanterns and Mexican music.
- He wore his guilt like a piece of gaudy jewelry, bright and flashy and probably fake.
- There were a few people, however, who had on very gaudy, expensive clothing of bright colors.
- Some clowns prefer to wear bright and gaudy makeup, while others have a fondness for ludicrous masks.
- Who knew dated music, predictable gags, audience participation, gaudy costumes and blinding colours could be this much fun?
- And that's what it's all about, remember: putting the brakes on gaudy consumerism.
- The gem's usual glow and hum was dead, and it looked to be nothing more than a piece of old, tasteless, gaudy jewelry.
- A wife is showing the husband this bathing suit, and he makes a comment about it being gaudy and not liking it.
- My family members give me gifts of tacky, gaudy trinkets that I have no use for.
- Perhaps through such long experience, the hotel somehow manages to both reek of exclusivity and wealth while dodging gaudy ostentation.
- It wouldn't surprise me to find that he's wearing mismatched, gaudy socks.
- He'll flirt with gaudy science-fiction spectacles and then, at the last moment, back away.
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