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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (showy, cheap object)
Que no te engañe su oropel. Todo es chatarra.Don't be fooled by her glitz. It's all junk.
El nuevo rico tiende a presumir de sus oropeles.The nouveau riche tend to show off their glitter.
Sonia se deslumbró con el oropel del mundo de la moda.Sonia was dazzled by the tinsel of the fashion world.
a. imitation gold leaf
El marco del cuadro es hecho de oropel.The picture frame is made of imitation gold leaf.
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