sequin

noun
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 The display will also include the late princess’ grand sequin-encrusted train, which, at 25 feet, distinguished Diana’s wedding dress as the longest ever worn by royalty. Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Karen Bjornson wearing this really beautiful plunging V-neckline gown that is like a blush pink clear sequin. Irina Grechko, refinery29.com, 14 May 2021 There were arguments about what kind of fabric would be best, or what actually did look tacky, and that too much sequin could definitely be an issue. Carolina Dalia Gonzalez, Vogue, 6 May 2021 The adornment was little, but there was character in Halston’s swirling batik treatments or the aquatic glisten of an uncolored sequin paillette. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 14 May 2021 Her kit — which is filled with every shape and color of sequin imaginable (and then some), chunky gems, and smiley faces made of polymer clay — is like a portal to a quirky fantasyland. Devon Abelman, Allure, 3 May 2021 Other items up for bids include Bob Mackie dresses from Carol Burnett, a black sequin gown worn by Bette Midler and dresses from Meryl Streep, Cherry Jones, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Other items up for bids include Bob Mackie dresses from Carol Burnett, a black sequin gown worn by Bette Midler and dresses from Meryl Streep, Cherry Jones, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 The dress, which was embroidered with lace appliques and bows, became iconic for its spectacular sequin encrusted train, which filled the cathedral aisle on her wedding day. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, 26 Apr. 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Sequin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sequin. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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sequin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sequin

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

sequin

noun
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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