1. a sequin, rhinestone, or other glittery ornamentation on a garment.
  2. 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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  1. decorated with glittering ornaments, such as artificial jewels or sequins
  1. a fabric so covered

Word Origin for diamanté

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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