sequin

noun se·quin \ ˈsē-kwən \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of sequin

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


SEQUIN Defined for English Language Learners

sequin

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Definition of sequin for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of shiny metal or plastic that is sewn onto clothes as a decoration


SEQUIN Defined for Kids

sequin

noun se·quin \ ˈsē-kwən \

Definition of sequin for Students

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

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