paillette

noun
pail·​lette | \ pī-ˈyet How to pronounce paillette (audio) , pā-ˈyet, pə-ˈlet How to pronounce paillette (audio) \

Definition of paillette

1 : a small shiny object (such as a spangle) applied in clusters as a decorative trimming (as on women's clothing)
2 : a trimming made of paillettes

Examples of paillette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The high-shine silver paillette design, featuring a low neck and short hem that Khloé wore on stage, was first spotted on her older sister, Kourtney Kardashian, one year prior. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 9 Feb. 2022 But when breaking the paillette mold, embrace vibrant hues like deep purple, red, and garnet. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 The adornment was little, but there was character in Halston’s swirling batik treatments or the aquatic glisten of an uncolored sequin paillette. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 14 May 2021 His paillette flats from 2015 became one of fashion’s most recognizable shoes, recurring season after season in exuberant new textures and materials. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2019 Her Schiaparelli Couture hologram gown, hand-beaded with silver paillettes and gold stars, makes her not just a phoenix, but a goddess, too. Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Sep. 2019 The women strutted and danced as their dresses billowed in the evening air and paillettes twinkled in the spotlights. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2019 The Lebanese designer reimagined traditional Chinese drawings through embroideries with sequins, paillettes and sparkle that depicted fauna and flora; elements, the house said, that represent powerful protective spirits in Eastern legend. Washington Post, 3 July 2019 So for the film’s premiere the actress dressed as matinee idol in a vibrant and glamorous dress of reflective paillettes by Armani Privé. Vogue, 27 May 2019 See More

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First Known Use of paillette

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for paillette

French, from paille straw — more at pallet

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“Paillette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paillette. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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