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

Examples of diamanté in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pizzeria Virtu Chef Gio Osso's Pizzeria Virtu serves Neapolitan style pizzas such as a margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, fior de latte, basil and olive oil and a diamante bianche pizza with mozzarella, sausage, pepperoncino Sott ’olio, garlic and prosciutto. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2024 Megan Thee Stallion Reveals Workout Secrets in New 'Gym Recap' Video — Watch Another shot showed the singer wearing the mask with her impressive diamante nails on show. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 Rather than leaning into the darker elements of spider lore, the nominee went ethereal in Oscar de la Renta, shoulders dusted in silver glitter, face adorned with diamante embellishments and luminous touches. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 12 Sep. 2023 The figure wears a replica of Queen Bey’s iconic Balmain bodysuit and cape, along with a cane, a gaudy headpiece, a pair of diamante earrings and an eye-popping statement necklace. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 27 July 2023 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

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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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“Diamanté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diamant%C3%A9. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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