Definition of sequin in English:


Line breaks: se¦quin
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːkwɪn


  • 1A small shiny disc sewn on to clothing for decoration: satin dresses trimmed with pearls and sequins
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    • Detail embroidery, retro beadwork, sequins and lace add a touch of Hollywood glamour.
    • I looked down at my own dress, with the shiny threads and sequins.
    • It was strapless and floor length, and was covered in shiny black sequins.
  • 2 historical A Venetian gold coin.



(also sequined) adjective
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  • If you want to go for the more classy and sophisticated look, definitely purchase a halter blouse or a sequined camisole.
  • For a night out, she'll wear our sheer blouse with a sequined cape and jeans.
  • I discreetly peeked at the glass front door of the place and saw girls dressed in shiny, sequinned, Lycra outfits trotting around.


late 16th century (in sense 2): from French, from Italian zecchino, from zecca 'a mint', from Arabic sikka 'a die for coining'. sense 1 dates from the late 19th century.

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