Definition of diamanté in English:

diamanté

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Pronunciation: /dɪəˈmɒnteɪ
 
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adjective

  • Decorated with glass cut to resemble diamonds: a diamanté brooch
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    • More than 50 others pitched story ideas during the weekend to a Harlequin editor from Toronto, and to a publisher from Arizona, who wore a diamanté brooch spelling out ‘Book Lover’ on her lapel.
    • You can make them more formal with the addition of a diamanté brooch to use as a clasp on the front or the back.
    • ‘Here's a pair I bought in the 80s for $500, which was an awful lot of money then,’ she says, unsheathing diamanté evening pumps.

noun

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  • Costume jewellery or fabric made or decorated with glass that is cut to resemble diamonds.
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    • Otherwise, diamanté, marcasite, enamel and coloured faux gems of every kind all look good.
    • I take the word of V & A curator Claire Wilcox that the safety pin dress is superbly tailored, but up close it looks even tackier than I had imagined, ditto the blue satin number studded with diamanté, once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.
    • There's even a small selection of products for the hen and stag dos, including T-shirts featuring key words in diamanté on the front such as ‘Sexy bridesmaid’ and ‘Groom's mother’.

Origin

early 20th century: French, literally 'set with diamonds', past participle of diamanter, from diamant 'diamond'.

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