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sequin

[ see-kwin ]
/ ˈsi kwɪn /
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noun
a small shining disk or spangle used for ornamentation, as on clothing, accessories, or 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.
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Also zec·chi·no [zuh-kee-noh; Italian tsek-kee-naw], /zəˈki noʊ; Italian tsɛkˈki nɔ/, zech·in [zek-in] /ˈzɛk ɪn/ (for defs. 2-4) .

Origin of sequin

First recorded in 1575–85; from French sequin, from Italian zecchino, equivalent to zecc(a) “mint” (from Arabic sikkah “die, coin”) + -ino -ine2

OTHER WORDS FROM sequin

sequined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sequin

sequin
/ (ˈsiːkwɪn) /

noun
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

Derived forms of sequin

sequined, adjective

Word Origin for sequin

C17: via French from Italian zecchino, from zecca mint, from Arabic sikkah die for striking coins
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