Marie of Romania (miss_daizy) wrote in 1word1day,
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clinquant [kling-kuhnt]

n

imitation gold leaf; tinsel; false glitter

adj.

glittering with gold or tinsel

Etymology:

[from French, from clinquer to clink, from Dutch klinken, to ring or clink]

Usage:

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.
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