spangle (plural spangles)
- A small piece of sparkling metallic material sewn on to a garment as decoration; a sequin.
1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
- And no use for anyone to tell Charles that this was because the Family was in mourning for Mr Granville Darracott […]: Charles might only have been second footman at Darracott Place for a couple of months when that disaster occurred, but no one could gammon him into thinking that my lord cared a spangle for his heir.
- Any small sparkling object.
a small sparkling particle sewn on cloth as a decoration
- (intransitive) To sparkle, flash or coruscate.
- (transitive) To fix spangles to; to adorn with small, brilliant bodies.