paillette

See also: Paillette

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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

  • IPA(key): /pa.jɛt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

paillette f (plural paillettes)

  1. sequin

DescendantsEdit

  • English: paillette
  • German: Paillette
  • Italian: paillette

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French paillette.

NounEdit

paillette f (invariable)

  1. sequin

Further readingEdit

  • paillette in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana