popcorn ceiling

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popcorn ceiling (plural popcorn ceilings)

  1. (construction) A ceiling having a type of waterbased spray-on treatment characterized by a rough, lumpy texture.
    • 2014, Cheri Allan, Stacking the Deck:
      Eesh, she hated this apartment. Hated the ugly popcorn ceilings and the awkward floor plan. Why had she stayed?
    • 2021 May 7, Barrett Swanson, “The Anxiety of Influencers”, in Harper's Magazine[1]:
      Despite the drab backdrop of his performances—a dimly lit bathroom with a popcorn ceiling—his grooves were both riveting and infectious, earning him plaudits from several TikTok stalwarts.

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