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clin·quant  audio  (klngknt, kl-kä) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Glittering with gold or tinsel.
NOUN:
Imitation gold leaf; tinsel; glitter.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, glistening, tinkling, present participle of obsolete clinquer, to clink, perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken ; see clink1


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