decal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of decalcomania.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.kæl/
  • (US, Central Canada, General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈdiːkæl/, /dɪˈkæl/
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  • (Western Canada) IPA(key): /ˈdɛkəl/
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  • Rhymes: (US, Central Canada, General Australian) -æl, (Western Canada) -ɛkəl

Noun[edit]

decal (plural decals)

  1. A design or picture produced in order to be transferred to another surface either permanently or temporarily.
  2. (US) A decorative sticker.
    • 1966, Thomas Pynchon, chapter 5, in The Crying of Lot 49, New York: Bantam Books, published 1976, →ISBN, page 91:
      Decorating each alienation, each species of withdrawal, as cufflink, decal, aimless doodling, there was somehow always the post horn.
    • 1971, John Prine (lyrics and music), “Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore”, in John Prine:
      But your flag decal won't get you Into Heaven any more. / They're already overcrowded From your dirty little war.

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Verb[edit]

decal (third-person singular simple present decals, present participle decaling or decalling, simple past and past participle decaled or decalled)

  1. (transitive) To apply decals to.

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