from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Glittering with gold or tinsel.
- noun Imitation gold leaf; tinsel; glitter.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Yellow copper; Dutch gold; a showy, cheap alloy.
- noun Tinsel; false glitter.
- Decked with garish finery; glittering; flashy. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Glittering; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery.
- noun Tinsel; Dutch gold.
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- adjective glittering with gold or silver
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
I liked Jack, but not clinquant in crimson and gold, with spurs and sword clanking on the hard, frost-bitten road.
Pour ne parler que de celui de mon personnage, le site se veut clinquant, vendeur, imitant
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?"