Spangle meaning

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A small, often circular piece of sparkling metal or plastic sewn especially on garments for decoration.
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A small sparkling object, drop, or spot.

Spangles of sunlight.

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To adorn or cause to sparkle by covering with or as if with spangles.

Lights spangled the night skyline.

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To sparkle in the manner of spangles.
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A small piece of bright metal, esp. any of a number of these sewn on fabric for decoration.
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Any small, bright object that glitters.
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To cover or decorate with spangles or other bright objects.
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To glitter with or as with spangles.
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A small piece of sparkling metallic material sewn on to a garment as decoration; a sequin.
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Any small sparkling object.
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(intransitive) To sparkle, flash or coruscate.
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To fix spangles to; to adorn with small, brilliant bodies.
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Origin of spangle

  • Middle English spangel diminutive of spange from Middle Dutch clasp (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English spangel (“a small piece of ornamental metal; a small ornament")

    From Wiktionary