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paraphernalia (noun) equipment needed for an activity.

The magician's paraphernalia is all the things that they need for a performance of their magic tricks. A cricketer's paraphernalia is the cricketing gear including the bat, the ball, the stumps, etc.. The kettle, milk, tea, etc., are the paraphernalia needed for making tea.

  • The magician was unable to perform some of the major tricks as some of the paraphernalia for the tricks had been stolen on his journey. Without those articles, his tricks were not a big draw.
  • Wedding paraphernalia includes the wedding gown of the bride, the wedding suit of the bridegroom, and the rings. Without these things there can be no wedding.
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