Definition of diamanté in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdēəmänˈtā/


Decorated with artificial jewels: 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.


1Artificial jewels.
Example sentences
  • Antik Batik does pretty jewelled tulle and suede thongs, while Topshop's natural leather strappy sandals have tiny diamanté stones, and Gap has jewelled metallic thongs with pretty printed insoles.
1.1Fabric or costume jewelry decorated with artificial jewels.
Example sentences
  • 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’.


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

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Syllabification: di·a·man·té

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