clinquant


1clin·quant

adjective \ˈkliŋ-kənt, klaⁿ-ˈkäⁿ\

Definition of CLINQUANT

:  glittering with gold or tinsel

Origin of CLINQUANT

Middle French, from present participle of clinquer to glitter, literally, to clink, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1591

2clinquant

noun

Definition of CLINQUANT

:  tinsel

Origin of CLINQUANT

French, from clinquant, adjective
First Known Use: 1682

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