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noun ribbon pronunciation in American English /ˈrɪbən/
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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. 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.
  3. 4
    [countable] something with a long narrow flat shape
    ribbon of: The river appeared as a ribbon of blue between the mountains.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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