Definition of sequin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwɪn//
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a small round shiny disc sewn onto clothing as decoration a dress covered in gold sequins Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally referring to a Venetian gold coin): from French, from Italian zecchino, from zecca ‘a mint’, from Arabic sikka ‘a die for coining’. The current sense dates from the late 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sequin