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

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On the 2019 red carpet, Emma took a risk with a daring, sharp-shoulder Louis Vuitton outfit, featuring lots and lots of copper sequins. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Emma Stone's 2019 Oscars Dress Is Basically a Sequin-Covered Honey Comb," 25 Feb. 2019 Tonight, Kondo opted for a light pink dress, accented with sections of sequins. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Marie Kondo Is Sparking Joy on the Oscars Red Carpet," 24 Feb. 2019 For the multi-day affair, Chopra wore multiple wedding dresses, including a traditional Ralph Lauren gown covered in 2,380,000 mother of pearl sequins. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra's Custom Red Dior Wedding Gown Is Exquisite," 28 Dec. 2018 There were both Christian and Hindu ceremonies, meaning two dresses were necessary: the bride wore a custom red lehenga by Sabyasachi, and a Ralph Lauren creation with 2,380,000 mother of pearl sequins. 1. Vogue, "These Were the Most Googled Weddings of 2018," 12 Dec. 2018 Underneath the gown was a strapless column dress made of mother of pearl sequins. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra's Custom Ralph Lauren Wedding Veil Was 75 Feet Long," 4 Dec. 2018 Adam also posted a photo of her wearing a sequin jacket designed by him. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "People React to Tiffany Trump Celebrating Pride This Weekend Despite Donald Trump's Policies," 25 June 2018 Fernando wears Gucci embroidered sequin jacket, $8,700 at Gucci. Sarah Spellings And Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Theater Student Who Publishes a ‘Dragazine’," 18 May 2018 From fringe dresses to one-shoulder crop tops; jumpsuits and suiting, nearly every piece is made of silver sequins and embellishment—and Hailey had it all on display at Monday night’s launch event. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Launches an Under $100 Collection with PrettyLittleThing," 7 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of sequin

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


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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