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clinquant

[kling-kuh nt] /ˈklɪŋ kənt/
adjective
1.
glittering, especially with tinsel; decked with garish finery.
noun
2.
imitation gold leaf; tinsel; false glitter.
Origin of clinquant
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French: clinking, present participle of clinquer (< Dutch klinken to sound); see -ant
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clinquant

/ˈklɪŋkənt/
adjective
1.
glittering, esp with tinsel
noun
2.
tinsel or imitation gold leaf
Word Origin
C16: from French, from clinquer to clink, from Dutch klinken, of imitative origin
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