Spangle Definition

spănggəl
spangled, spangles, spangling
noun
spangles
A small piece of bright metal, esp. any of a number of these sewn on fabric for decoration.
Webster's New World
Any small, bright object that glitters.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
verb
spangled, spangles, spangling
To cover or decorate with spangles or other bright objects.
Webster's New World
To glitter with or as with spangles.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Spangle

Noun

Singular:
spangle
Plural:
spangles

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

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