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noun     ribbon pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a long narrow piece of colored cloth or paper, usually used as a decoration or to tie something

    a box of candy tied with gold ribbon

  2. 2
    [countable] a small piece of colored cloth, worn on a uniform as a military honor
  3. 3


    [plural] torn pieces of something
    cut/tear/claw etc. something to ribbons:

    The bottoms of his feet were cut to ribbons.

    in ribbons:

    The curtains were in ribbons.

  4. 4
    [countable] something with a long narrow flat shape
    ribbon of:

    The river appeared as a ribbon of blue between the mountains.

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