di·​a·​man·​té ˌdē-ə-ˌmän-ˈtā How to pronounce diamanté (audio)
: a sparkling decoration (as of sequins) or material decorated with this
a gown trimmed with diamanté

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Yeoh provided constant input on Guanyin’s costumes – from the shape of her light blue, lotus headpiece to her gold diamante face covering at the heavenly party. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 27 May 2023 For her performance Monday night Carey, 52, wore a $795 black Jonathan Simkhai diamante slip gown with chain-link straps, one of which broke mid-performance. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 6 Dec. 2022 See: covered options, such as a midi-length or long-sleeve silhouette in a shimmer or diamante-detailed fabric or a chic black dress with a neutral underpinning. Kendall Becker, refinery29.com, 17 Nov. 2022 Ambar Lucid is the true definition of a diamante en bruto. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 23 June 2022 Tie your hair back and let a diamante fringe ear crawler do the talking for just under $40. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 10 Dec. 2019 At Art Basel Miami Beach last week for a DJ gig at Wall Miami, Hilton repeated the very same outfit, matching its sparkling surface to headphones replete with glittering diamante studs spelling out her name. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, 12 Dec. 2018 The satin gown featured a circle skirt and a gorgeous diamante belt. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 19 May 2018 Hadid turned heads at the premiere of BlacKkKlansman, her slinky diamante gown centering on a haltered silhouette designed for a back reveal worthy of a balmy summer night. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 14 May 2018 See More

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Word History


French, adjective, like a diamond, from diamant diamond, from Middle French

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diamanté was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Diamanté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diamant%C3%A9. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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