paillette


pail·lette

noun \pī-ˈyet, pā-ˈyet, pə-ˈlet\

Definition of PAILLETTE

1
:  a small shiny object (as a spangle) applied in clusters as a decorative trimming (as on women's clothing)
2
:  a trimming made of paillettes

Origin of PAILLETTE

French, from paille straw — more at pallet
First Known Use: 1876

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