diamante

diamanté

[dee-uh-mahn-tey]
noun
1.
a sequin, rhinestone, or other glittery ornamentation on a garment.
2.
fabric covered or patterned with such ornamentation.

Origin:
1900–05; < French diamanté ornamented with diamonds, past participle of diamanter, verbal derivative of diamant diamond

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diamanté (ˌdaɪəˈmæntɪ, ˌdɪə-)
 
adj
1.  decorated with glittering ornaments, such as artificial jewels or sequins
 
n
2.  a fabric so covered
 
[C20: from French, from diamanter to adorn with diamonds, from diamantdiamond]

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diamante
1904, from Fr. diamanté, pp. of diamanter "to set with diamonds," from O.Fr. diamant (see diamond).
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