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spangle

[ spang-guhl ]
/ ˈspæŋ gəl /
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noun
a small, thin, often circular piece of glittering metal or other material, used especially for decorating garments.
any small, bright drop, object, spot, or the like.
verb (used with object), span·gled, span·gling.
to decorate with spangles.
to sprinkle or stud with small, bright pieces, objects, spots, etc.
verb (used without object), span·gled, span·gling.
to glitter with or like spangles.
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Origin of spangle

First recorded in 1375–1425; Middle English noun spangel(e), equivalent to spange “spangle” (perhaps from Middle Dutch spange, spaenge “brooch, clasp,” or from Old Norse spǫng “clasp, buckle, spangle”) + -le -le

OTHER WORDS FROM spangle

spangly, adjectiveun·span·gled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spangle

spangle
/ (ˈspæŋɡəl) /

noun
a small thin piece of metal or other shiny material used as a decoration, esp on clothes; sequin
any glittering or shiny spot or object
verb
(intr) to glitter or shine with or like spangles
(tr) to decorate or cover with spangles

Derived forms of spangle

spangly, adjective

Word Origin for spangle

C15: diminutive of spange, perhaps from Middle Dutch: clasp; compare Old Norse spöng
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