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
Recent Examples of sequin from the Web
They are embellished with enough shiny sequins, faux fur, chiffon and gold lamé to make even the Supremes jealous.
Wonder Woman's influence could be felt throughout the premiere, from Gadot's red sequin gown to the chunky gold bangles decorating many wrists.
Every projects starts with an image that gets processed in Photoshop, where each pixel is matched with a sequin equivalent.
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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
First Known Use: 1617See Words from the same year
SEQUIN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sequin for Students
: a bit of shiny metal or plastic used as an ornament usually on clothing
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