Sequin meaning

sēkwĭn
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A small shiny ornamental disk, often sewn on cloth; a spangle.
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A gold coin of the Venetian Republic.
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To affix sequins to (a garment, for example).
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An obsolete gold coin of Italy and Turkey.
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A small, shiny ornament or spangle, as a metal disk, esp. one of many sewn on fabric for decoration.
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(historical) Any of various small gold coins minted in Italy and Turkey.
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A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing.
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Origin of sequin

  • French from Old French Venetian coin from Italian zecchino from zecca mint from Arabic sikka coin die from sakka to close, coin skk in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sequin, from Italian zecchino, from zecca (“mint"), from Arabic سكّة (sicca, “die for coining, coin"). Compare zecchin.

    From Wiktionary