di·​a·​man·​té | \ ˌdē-ə-ˌmän-ˈtā How to pronounce diamanté (audio) \

Definition of diamanté

: a sparkling decoration (as of sequins) or material decorated with this a gown trimmed with diamanté

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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, "Paris Hilton Just Re-Purposed Her Famous 21st Birthday Party Dress," 12 Dec. 2018 The satin gown featured a circle skirt and a gorgeous diamante belt. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle Wore a Second Wedding Dress by Stella McCartney for the Royal Wedding Reception," 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, "Bella Hadid's Risky Skin Reveal Comes Down to This Tiny Detail," 14 May 2018 Out of this emerged Sridevi, shining brighter than the hundreds of rhinestones and diamantes on her (sometimes) terrible outfits. Deepanjana Pal, The Atlantic, "How Bollywood's Sridevi Should Be Remembered," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of diamanté

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diamanté

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

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