- a small shining disk or spangle used for ornamentation, as on women's clothing and accessories or on theatrical costumes.
- a former gold coin of Venice, introduced in 1284; ducat.
- a former gold coin of Malta, introduced c1535.
- a former gold coin of Turkey, introduced in 1478.
Origin of sequin
Examples from the Web for sequin
Oh, and the protagonist in the sequin dress is actually a boy.‘The Avenue’ Star Gregory Gorgeous: Trapped in the YouTube Closet?
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The lure of the sequin propelled her into show-business and a starring role in the legendary Pearl Box Review.Why Drag Queens Should Handle Disaster Relief
June 4, 2010
But his holiness, the papa, might choose to charge one sequin for it.
I am satisfied with your abilities, go on, and here is a sequin for expenses.
"No, mam," he said dejectedly as he assisted Mrs. Sequin to alight.
"Tell her to wait," said Mrs. Sequin without turning her head.
"Close the door, Myrtella," Mrs. Sequin said as they entered.
- a small piece of shiny often coloured metal foil or plastic, usually round, used to decorate garments, etc
- Also called: zecchino any of various gold coins that were formerly minted in Italy, Turkey, and Malta
Word Origin and History for sequin
1610s, name of a former Italian and Turkish gold coin, from French sequin (17c.), from Italian zecchino, name of a Venetian coin, from zecca "a mint," from Arabic sikkah "a minting die." Meaning "ornamental disc or spangle" is first recorded 1882, from resemblance to a gold coin. Related: Sequined (1890).