- 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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Examples from the Web for diamante
Dr. Gillies says where the Diamante joins it, it is called the Salado.Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata
The village of Diamante, with a population of five or six hundred souls, is situated near by.
The citizens, moved to tears at the sight of Leonora's majesty and courage, shouted with one voice, "Diamante!"Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497
Julia Mary Cartwright
The most characteristic examples of the diamante in punta were those adopted by the Medici as their device.Jewellery
H. Clifford Smith,
Sutton and Burleigh (1939a:37) reported M. p. leucopterus from Diamante Pass.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico
Emil K. Urban
- decorated with glittering ornaments, such as artificial jewels or sequins
- a fabric so covered
C20: from French, from diamanter to adorn with diamonds, from diamant diamond
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Word Origin and History for diamante
1904, from French diamanté, past participle of diamanter "to set with diamonds," from Old French diamant (see diamond).
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