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spangle

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noun span·gle \ˈspaŋ-gəl\

Simple Definition of spangle

  • : a small, shiny piece of metal or plastic that is used to decorate clothing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spangle

  1. 1 :  a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing

  2. 2 :  a small glittering object or particle

Examples of spangle in a sentence

  1. showgirls dressed in costumes with gold spangles



Origin and Etymology of spangle

Middle English spangel, diminutive of spang shiny ornament, probably from Middle Dutch spange; akin to Old English spang buckle, Middle Dutch spannen to stretch


First Known Use: 15th century


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spangle

verb span·gle

Simple Definition of spangle

  • : to decorate or cover (something) with many small, shiny objects

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spangle

spangled

spangling

play \ˈspaŋ-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to set or sprinkle with or as if with spangles

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to glitter as if covered with spangles :  sparkle

Examples of spangle in a sentence

  1. <in typical Las Vegas fashion, the showgirls' sequined costumes spangled gloriously>



Circa 1548

First Known Use of spangle

circa 1548


SPANGLE Defined for Kids

spangle

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noun span·gle \ˈspaŋ-gəl\

Definition of spangle for Students

  1. :  sequin





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