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sequin

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noun se·quin \ˈsē-kwən\

Simple Definition of sequin

  • : a small piece of shiny metal or plastic that is sewn onto clothes as a decoration

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sequin

  1. 1 :  an old gold coin of Italy and Turkey

  2. 2 :  a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing

Origin of sequin

French, from Italian zecchino, from zecca mint, from Arabic (dār al-) sikka, literally, house of the minting die


First Known Use: 1617


SEQUIN Defined for Kids

sequin

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noun se·quin \ˈsē-kwən\

Definition of sequin for Students

  1. :  a bit of shiny metal or plastic used as an ornament usually on clothing




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