American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Glittering with gold or tinsel.
- n. Imitation gold leaf; tinsel; glitter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Yellow copper; Dutch gold; a showy, cheap alloy.
- n. Tinsel; false glitter.
- Decked with garish finery; glittering; flashy. Also clinkant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Glittering; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery.
- n. Tinsel; Dutch gold.
- adj. glittering with gold or silver
- French, glistening, tinkling, present participle of obsolete clinquer, to clink, perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken; see clink1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“SNAIL'S TALES: An occasion for a clinquant celebration skip to main”
“Beaming, the lady held out a purse, heavy and all clinquant, as the man says, with gold.”
“Pour ne parler que de celui de mon personnage, le site se veut clinquant, vendeur, imitant”
“I liked Jack, but not clinquant in crimson and gold, with spurs and sword clanking on the hard, frost-bitten road.”
“The clinquant corslet of the Swiss girl just survives at bals costumés.”
“My eyes rejoice in the shine of it; its clinquant sound is music in my ears.”
“One cannot help asking one's self, diffidently indeed, but pertinaciously, are not the ornaments too clinquant, do not the decorations assert themselves too presumptuously and mar the softer and more harmonious colors of the groundwork?”
“ I must entirely agree with Monsieur Boileau, that one verse of Vergil is worth all the _clinquant _or tinsel of Tasso.”
“The General and the generals went in and crowded the hall of audience, very clinquant with its black and white floor, glass chandeliers, long mirrors and single gilded center table.”
“Pardon, Monsieur, in every age a love-story keeps its interest; but who cares nowadays for le clinquant du Tasse?”
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