sequin definition by Webster's New World
- an obsolete gold coin of Italy and Turkey
- a small, shiny ornament or spangle, as a metal disk, esp. one of many sewn on fabric for decoration
Origin: French ; from Italian zecchino ; from zecca, a mint ; from Arabic sikka, stamp, die
sequin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small shiny ornamental disk, often sewn on cloth; a spangle.
- A gold coin of the Venetian Republic. Also called zecchino.
Origin: French, from Old French, Venetian coin, from Italian zecchino, from zecca, mint, from Arabic sikka, coin die, from sakka, to close, coin; see skk in Semitic roots.