One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small shiny disc sewn on to clothing for decoration.‘satin dresses trimmed with pearls and sequins’
- ‘We saw details including metal fasteners, buckles, sequins and embroidered patchwork.’
- ‘Today I must sew sequins on more t-shirts in order to sell them tomorrow.’
- ‘Beads, sequins, rhinestones, glitter, embroidery and and specialty detailing will also be a major trend, so if you love a little glamour it's definitely going to be your year.’
- ‘Detail embroidery, retro beadwork, sequins and lace add a touch of Hollywood glamour.’
- ‘Add glam to a plain white dress with shiny silver sequins / beads.’
- ‘I was wearing a good pair of denim blue jeans and a simple beige top that had sequins decorating the front and no jewelry except for a pair of sterling silver studs.’
- ‘It was made of white leather and had shiny blue sequins around the eye holes.’
- ‘Crystal was wearing a black dress with tiny sequins sewn into it so that it glittered in the light.’
- ‘It was strapless and floor length, and was covered in shiny black sequins.’
- ‘He came out wearing a black suit with gold sequins.’
- ‘My eyes rested on a magnificent strapless light blue dress with sequins dotting the hemline.’
- ‘Try one with subtle detailing, such as sequins or beads for a dressier look.’
- ‘It is made of a red gauzy material with sequins and decorative beads sewn in a loopy design on the front, and, as decided, it is long with tiny straps and a small slit down one side.’
- ‘The entire gown was scattered with pearls and sequins.’
- ‘The beetles' iridescent wings were used in the Victorian era like sequins to decorate the dresses of society women.’
- ‘Katherine is going to wear a black tank top with sequins and dark blue jeans.’
- ‘I looked down at my own dress, with the shiny threads and sequins.’
- ‘Leonora was dressed in a white trouser suit covered in sequins, with a white fake fur cape draped over padded shoulders.’
- ‘The small size makes the gauge convenient to cart along for measuring/adjusting/adding lines of sequins, or decorations to costumes.’
- ‘She had made my wedding dress and sewn sequins onto a secondhand hat.’
2historical A Venetian gold coin.
Late 16th century (in sequin (sense 2)): from French, from Italian zecchino, from zecca ‘a mint’, from Arabic sikka ‘a die for coining’. sequin (sense 1) dates from the late 19th century.
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