clinquant

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clin·quant

 (klĭng′kənt, klăN-käN′)
adj.
Glittering with gold or tinsel.
n.
Imitation gold leaf; tinsel; glitter.

[French, glistening, tinkling, present participle of obsolete clinquer, to clink, perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken; see clink1.]

clinquant

(ˈklɪŋkənt)
adj
glittering, esp with tinsel
n
tinsel or imitation gold leaf
[C16: from French, from clinquer to clink, from Dutch klinken, of imitative origin]

clin•quant

(ˈklɪŋ kənt)

adj.
1. glittering, esp. with tinsel; decked with garish finery.
n.
2. imitation gold leaf; tinsel; false glitter.
[1585–95; < Middle French: clinking, present participle of clinquer < Dutch klinken to sound)]
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Adj.1.clinquant - glittering with gold or silver
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction