Definition of rhinestone
: a imitation stone of high luster made of glass, paste, or gem quartz
rhinestonedplay \-ˌstōnd\ adjective
Recent Examples of rhinestone from the Web
And cat-eye glasses — created to fit etchings and rhinestones on their edges — emerged.
Styled by THR power stylist Elizabeth Stewart, the actress and new mom paired her shimmery dress with a pair of rhinestone-adorned gold flat sandals from Aldo (available for $50 online).
The extravagant gown was hand painted with gold metallic pigment, machine printed with auburn rhinestones, then hand-embroidered with sparkling pearls and gemstones.
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Origin and Etymology of rhinestone
First Known Use: 1890See Words from the same year
RHINESTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rhinestone for English Language Learners
: a small stone that is made to look like a diamond and that is used in jewelry or for decoration
RHINESTONE Defined for Kids
Definition of rhinestone for Students
: a small imitation gem used in jewelry or for decoration
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