se·​quin | \ ˈsē-kwən How to pronounce sequin (audio) \

Definition of sequin

1 : an old gold coin of Italy and Turkey
2 : a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing

Examples of sequin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Large cutting tables are covered not in delicate crepe or lengths of sequin and silk, but protective fleece and camouflage netting. Laura Hawkins, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2022 For the appearance, the mother-to-be wore a backless sequin top from The Attico's Spring 2022 collection with purple ombre pants and jewelry from Chopard and Messika. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Feb. 2022 Paris concluded the wedding in a custom Pamella Roland gown with sequin and pearl embroidery and sheer embellished cape. Kaitlyn Frey,, 15 Nov. 2021 Take inspiration from Harry Styles' version of Elton by wearing a head-to-toe sequin look similar to the one Elton wore during his concert at Dodgers Stadium. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 23 May 2022 Try a sequin dress with a romantic feel to match the vibes of the joyous day. Kristina Rutkowski, Vogue, 8 June 2022 Bieber capped off her fashionable press day with an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, wearing a glittering, champagne-colored, sequin 16 Arlington dress, which featured a cutout at the chest. Nicholas Rice,, 16 June 2022 Instead, standing alone at an approximate 6-foot-4-inches was Kelly, who goes by Colson Baker in his acting career, dressed in a sequin white suit with bright millennial pink hair. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 10 June 2022 All of these nations left much in Lebanon, one thing being their intricate fashion, which has translated today into couture craftsmanship like thousands of hours of beadwork and sequin placing. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sequin

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sequin

French, from Italian zecchino, from zecca mint, from Arabic (dār al-) sikka, literally, house of the minting die

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28 Jul 2022

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“Sequin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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se·​quin | \ ˈsē-kwən How to pronounce sequin (audio) \

Kids Definition of sequin

: a bit of shiny metal or plastic used as an ornament usually on clothing

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