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ˈsi kwɪnse·quin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequin, spangle, diamantenoun

    adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing


  1. sequinnoun

    Any of various small gold coins minted in Italy and Turkey.

    Etymology: From sequin, from zecchino, from zecca, from سكة. Compare zecchin.

  2. sequinnoun

    A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing.

    Etymology: From sequin, from zecchino, from zecca, from سكة. Compare zecchin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequinnoun

    an old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value

    Etymology: [F. sequin, It. zecchino, from zecca the mint, fr. Ar. sekkah, sikkah, a die, a stamp. Cf. Zechin.]


  1. Sequin

    Sequins are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries they were made from shiny metals. Today sequins are most often made from plastic. Today they are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Sequins are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and lots of other accessories. Sequins are sometimes also referred to as spangles, paillettes, or diamantes. Paillettes themselves are commonly very large and flat. Sequins may be stitched flat to the fabric, so that they do not move, and are less likely to fall off; or they may be stitched at only one point, so that they dangle and move easily, to catch more light. Some sequins are made with multiple facets, to increase their reflective ability.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sequin

    sē′kwin, n. a gold Venetian coin of the 13th century=9s. 4d. [Fr.,—It. zecchinozecca, the mint; of Ar. origin.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sequin

    A Turkish and Venetian gold coin of the current value of 6s. 11d.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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