Part of speech: noun

Miscellaneous articles of equipment; trappings.

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Usage examples "paraphernalia":

  1. Liddy had come back to the kitchen: the door to the basement stairs was double- barred, and had a table pushed against it; and beside her on the table was most of the kitchen paraphernalia. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. In every household there should be found an accident and emergency " kit" of necessary paraphernalia for the quick application of the one necessary medicine, dressing, etc. - "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.
  3. Now, amongst the rest of her Sunday paraphernalia, Phoebe always carried a posy, made up with herbs and some strong smelling flowers. - "Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories", Juliana Horatio Ewing.