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paillette

[pahy-yet, pey-, puh-let; French pa-yet] /paɪˈyɛt, peɪ-, pəˈlɛt; French paˈyɛt/
noun, plural paillettes
[pal-yets, puh-lets; French pa-yet] /pælˈyɛts, pəˈlɛts; French paˈyɛt/ (Show IPA)
1.
a spangle for ornamenting a costume.
2.
(in enameling) a decorative piece of gold, silver, or colored foil.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French; see pallet1
Related forms
pailletted, adjective
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paillette

/pælˈjɛt; French pajɛt/
noun
1.
a sequin or spangle sewn onto a costume
2.
a small piece of metal or foil, used in enamelling for decoration
Word Origin
C19: from French, diminutive of paille straw, from Latin palea
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