noun pail·lette \pī-ˈyet, pā-ˈyet, pə-ˈlet\

Definition of paillette

  1. 1 :  a small shiny object (as a spangle) applied in clusters as a decorative trimming (as on women's clothing)

  2. 2 :  a trimming made of paillettes

Origin and Etymology of paillette

French, from paille straw — more at pallet

First Known Use: 1843

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