imitation gold leaf; tinsel; false glitter
glittering with gold or tinsel
[from French, from clinquer to clink, from Dutch klinken, to ring or clink]
To-day the French
All clinquant, all in gold like heathen gods,
Shone down the English”.
~Henry VIII, Shakespeare
Today's word brought to you by the fact that I'm reading a bio of Henry while sitting near a Christmas tree, even if it isn't a very clinquant tree.