paillette

paillette

[pahy-yet, pey-, puh-let; French pa-yet]
noun, plural paillettes [pal-yets, puh-lets; French pa-yet] .
1.
a spangle for ornamenting a costume.
2.
(in enameling) a decorative piece of gold, silver, or colored foil.

Origin:
1875–80; < French; see pallet1

pailletted, adjective
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paillette (pælˈjɛt, French pajɛt)
 
n
1.  a sequin or spangle sewn onto a costume
2.  a small piece of metal or foil, used in enamelling for decoration
 
[C19: from French, diminutive of paille straw, from Latin palea]

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