glittering with or as with gold or silver; tinseled
Origin of clinquantFr, present participle of earlier clinquer, to clink, glitter from Middle Dutch klinken
imitation gold leaf; tinsel
Glittering with gold or tinsel.
Imitation gold leaf; tinsel; glitter.
Origin of clinquantFrench glistening, tinkling present participle of obsolete clinquer to clink perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken ; see clink 1.
(comparative more clinquant, superlative most clinquant)
- glittery; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery.
- Dutch metal