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diamanté

[dee-uh-mahn-tey] /ˌdi ə mɑnˈteɪ/
noun
1.
a sequin, rhinestone, or other glittery ornamentation on a garment.
2.
fabric covered or patterned with such ornamentation.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < French diamanté ornamented with diamonds, past participle of diamanter, verbal derivative of diamant diamond
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diamanté

/ˌdaɪəˈmæntɪ; ˌdɪə-/
adjective
1.
decorated with glittering ornaments, such as artificial jewels or sequins
noun
2.
a fabric so covered
Word Origin
C20: from French, from diamanter to adorn with diamonds, from diamantdiamond
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Word Origin and History for diamante
adj.

1904, from French diamanté, past participle of diamanter "to set with diamonds," from Old French diamant (see diamond).

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