[ dee-uh-mahn-tey ]
/ ˌdi ə mɑnˈteɪ /


a sequin, rhinestone, or other glittery ornamentation on a garment.
fabric covered or patterned with such ornamentation.

Origin of diamanté

1900–05; < French diamanté ornamented with diamonds, past participle of diamanter, verbal derivative of diamant diamond
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British Dictionary definitions for diamante

/ (ˌdaɪəˈmæntɪ, ˌdɪə-) /


decorated with glittering ornaments, such as artificial jewels or sequins


a fabric so covered

Word Origin for diamanté

C20: from French, from diamanter to adorn with diamonds, from diamant diamond
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