[ pahy-yet, pey-, puh-let; French pa-yet ]
/ paɪˈyɛt, peɪ-, pəˈlɛt; French paˈyɛt /
noun, plural pail·lettes [pal-yets, puh-lets; French pa-yet]. /pælˈyɛts, pəˈlɛts; French paˈyɛt/.
a spangle for ornamenting a costume.
(in enameling) a decorative piece of gold, silver, or colored foil.
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Origin of paillette
From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at pallet1
OTHER WORDS FROM paillettepail·let·ted, adjective
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One dress was covered in sequins and paillettes, and a paillette fell on the floor.The Saga of Whitney Houston’s Last Movie, ‘Sparkle’|Howard Rosenman|February 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Paillette, pa-lyet′, n. a piece of metal or coloured foil used in enamel-painting: a sponge.
British Dictionary definitions for paillette
/ (pælˈjɛt, French pajɛt) /
a sequin or spangle sewn onto a costume
a small piece of metal or foil, used in enamelling for decoration
Word Origin for paillette
C19: from French, diminutive of paille straw, from Latin palea
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