sequin

noun
se·quin | \ ˈsē-kwən \

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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Laid out across two tables, 40 dresses in different varieties of sequins and lace waited to be sifted through by excited girls. Kendra Parks, NOLA.com, "UsTrendy Founder empowers young women with dream dresses," 30 Apr. 2018 The sequins added plenty of star wattage, and the sarong effect lent a breeziness that felt right at home on the West Coast. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Of Course Emily Ratajkowski Bared Her Midriff at the Premiere of I Feel Pretty," 18 Apr. 2018 With its patchwork of triangular sequins, strong shoulders, and daring length, Rousteing’s creation was the right choice to open the show. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé Takes Balmain’s Resort Look for a Test Drive During Her Latest On the Run II Tour Performance," 14 June 2018 Brush your hand across the sequins, moving them in the other direction, and bam! Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "This Sparkly Nicolas Cage Pillow Will Haunt Your Dreams," 7 June 2018 These rule-breakers lived for hair decorations, particularly pearls, sequins, and cloche hats with feathers protruding on one side. Aubrey Almanza, Allure, "The Bizarre History of Fascinators and Why People Wear Them to Royal Weddings," 18 May 2018 The rip-roaring 15 minutes of Technicolor animal prints, sequins, beading, blinged-out hoop earrings and faux fur maximized everything. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "NYFW: Raf Simons, Tom Ford offer two takes on the ’80s," 9 Feb. 2018 All my favorite elements in one collection: sequins, jewel-tone velvets, gold lace, silk fringe, high boots and platform heels. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside Rachel Zoe’s Fall 2018 Reality-Meets-Runway Show," 6 Feb. 2018 Both schools went all-out glam, with sequins, bold pops of color, and sheer details among some of the biggest trends of the evenings. Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Rolls-Royces and Gucci: Chicago prom goes high style," 14 June 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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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 \

Kids Definition of sequin

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

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