rhine·​stone | \ ˈrīn-ˌstōn How to pronounce rhinestone (audio) \

Definition of rhinestone

: an imitation stone of high luster made of glass, paste, or gem quartz

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Other Words from rhinestone

rhinestoned \ ˈrīn-​ˌstōnd How to pronounce rhinestone (audio) \ adjective

Examples of rhinestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pop singer wore a sheer rhinestone bodysuit with long white gloves, white thigh-high boots, and a cowboy hat. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'CMT' Music Awards Fans Are in an Intense Debate Over Noah Cyrus' Sheer Outfit," 22 Oct. 2020 Take for example, this unique bee pendant necklace or these eye-catching rhinestone hanging earrings. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 best places you can buy jewelry online," 26 Oct. 2020 When Amazon Prime Day landed last summer, a rhinestone face mask wasn't even the faint shadow of a mark on our virtual deal-hunting list. Mary Frances Knapp, refinery29.com, "A Bunch Of Prime Day Deals On Fashion Face Masks, Found," 14 Oct. 2020 Hitting digital shopping carts today, QUAY x LIZZO is full of funky, high-glamour designs with rock n' roll details, like star studs, hot pink ombre, and rhinestone frames. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Lizzo Just Dropped A Sunglasses Collection With Quay Australia Encouraging People to Vote," 12 Aug. 2020 For the crown, measure glitter scrapbook paper around your head decorate it with rhinestone gems. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "10 Unique and Easy DIY Witch Costume Ideas," 28 July 2020 But to assume that Dollywood is the entertainment equivalent of one giant rhinestone is to misunderstand both the park and Dolly herself. Julie Tremaine, Travel + Leisure, "I Went to Dollywood on Opening Day — Here's What It Was Like," 18 June 2020 Each nail is a different pastel shade and has a series of rhinestones outlining where the pastel polish ends and the nude polish begins. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Serena Williams Wore Koala Nail Art at the Australian Open," 24 Jan. 2020 In one corner hung a barely there brassiere adorned with a rhinestone choker. Sheila Marikar, 1843, "Arab millennials have a new favourite fashion brand," 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of rhinestone

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhinestone

Rhine River

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The first known use of rhinestone was in 1890

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“Rhinestone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhinestone. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce rhinestone (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rhinestone

: a small stone that is made to look like a diamond and that is used in jewelry or for decoration


rhine·​stone | \ ˈrīn-ˌstōn How to pronounce rhinestone (audio) \

Kids Definition of rhinestone

: a small imitation gem used in jewelry or for decoration

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