paillette

See also: Paillette

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French paillette, from paille ‘straw’ + -ette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pælˈjɛt/, /paɪˈjɛt/

NounEdit

paillette (plural paillettes)

  1. A sequin or spangle.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 450:
      A plump and energetic chanteuse of some ten summers, incandescently blond, now emerged from a back recess wearing a gown of artificial golden paillettes sewn, not to any underlying fabric but only—precariously—to one another

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From paille + -ette.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

paillette f (plural paillettes)

  1. sequin

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

paillette f (invariable)

  1. sequin
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