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

 

sequin

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noun
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 Origin late 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.
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