paillette

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Paillette

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French paillette, from paille ‘straw’ + -ette.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pælˈjɛt/, /paɪˈjɛt/

Noun[edit]

paillette (plural paillettes)

  1. A sequin or spangle.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 450:
      A plump and energetic chanteuse of some ten summers, incandescently blond, now emerged from a back recess wearing a gown of artificial golden paillettes sewn, not to any underlying fabric but only—precariously—to one another

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From paille + -ette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paillette f (plural paillettes)

  1. sequin

External links[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paillette f (invariable)

  1. sequin