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[zuh-kee-noh; Italian tsek-kee-naw]
noun, plural zec·chi·ni [zuh-kee-nee; Italian tsek-kee-nee] /zəˈki ni; Italian tsɛkˈki ni/.
  1. sequin(defs 2–4).
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Also zech·in [zek-in] /ˈzɛk ɪn/.

Origin of zecchino

1610–20; < Italian. See sequin
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Historical Examples

  • Page 329: "zechin" was printed as "zecchino" in the Italian edition.

    The Two First Centuries of Florentine History

    Pasquale Villari

British Dictionary definitions for zecchino


noun plural -ni (-nɪ)
  1. another word for sequin (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C18: from Italian; see sequin
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