sequin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sequin adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sequin 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sequin A gold coin of Venice (Italian zecchino or zecchino d'oro), first minted about 1280, and issued by the doges till the extinction of the Venetian republic. (See zecchino.) It was worth rather more than 9s., about $2.18, and bore on the obverse a representation of St. Mark blessing the banner of the republic held by the doge kneeling, and on the reverse a figure of Christ.
    • n sequin A large basket of the Californian and southwestern Indians, used for storing seeds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sequin sē′kwin a gold Venetian coin of the 13th century=9s. 4d.
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count, and cry over them once a week.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sequin, It. zecchino, from zecca, the mint, fr. Ar. sekkah, sikkah, a die, a stamp. Cf. Zechin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. zecchinozecca, the mint; of Ar. origin.

Usage

In literature:

The old commercial term for Venetian sequins.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
For this work Thorvaldsen asked six hundred sequins.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
He shook it and into his hands flowed a stream of gold sequins!
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
We heard the jingling of sequins, the sweep of a silken train.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Your hair is catching on my sequins.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
And three minutes later he placed a purse full of sequins in the old woman's hand.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Signor Antonio, the best of good greetings to you; your sequins have brought me good luck.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
You could easily earn a hundred sequins at listening, and it isn't so hard to learn when you are young.
"Miss Muffet's Christmas Party" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Their hair hangs down in numerous long tails, plaited with silk, to which sequins, or little gold coins, are attached.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
It is a sun-steeped day, and the river looks like a bed of sequins.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
The turbans of the merchants that passed were heavy with sequins and secrets.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Then I placed some sequins in his hand, and left him to the elaboration of his petition.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
And the sequins twist so prettily in your hair!
"The Fortunes of Philippa" by Angela Brazil
Above them the canopy of the stars stretched like a mantle spangled with silver sequins.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
I won a pair of sequins, and wanted no more.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
In little more than a week's time he composed an opera, "Rodrigo," for which he obtained one hundred sequins.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
Let him receive as many robes of honour and thousands of sequins of gold as he hath spoken words.
"Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century" by Samuel Johnson
A triple string of Venetian sequins served both as diadem and collar.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
Silver sequins and black lace for that last night.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
In ten years the Milanese war had cost seven million sequins.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey
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In poetry:

I note your infinite reactions - In glassware
And sequin
And puddles
And bits of jet - And here and there a diamond…
"To The Others" by Lola Ridge

In news:

1) Zadig & Voltarie Sequined Jacket: Jazz up your fall fashion blues with a sparkly, sequined jacket.
The next time you are grabbing a bite to eat in Boca's Royal Palm Place (100 Plaza Real South, 561/392-7676), be sure to check out the shopping center's newest tenant, Sequins B.
Next, decide which sequins colors you want to use.
Sequin 's Patriotic Pooches on Parade.
Fantasia Barrino's 'American Idol' sequin catsuit: So hot or so not.
A Peek Inside Snooki's Sequin -Packed Closet.
Taylor Swift's Sparkly Sequin Dresses: Emilio Pucci.
Who wore this gold, sparkly sequin top better.
We're talking about style today at M and when we looked at these two stars rocking the same gold, sparkly sequin top, we couldn't decide who wore it better: Rihanna or True Jackson, VP 's Keke Palmer.
Learn to make five pairs of earrings from sequins and Swarovskis.
Russell Crowe's Marriage Collapses Under the Sequined Weight of 'Dancing with the Stars.
Art by Nick Cave that's furry and sequined .
Try sewing sequins on your sleeves or collars.
"I love the sequins against the canvas," she says.
Fantasia Barrino's 'American Idol' sequin catsuit: So hot or so not.
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In science:

Efficient self-timing with level-encoded 2-phase dual-rail (LEDR). In Carlo H. S’equin, editor, Advanced Research in VLSI: Proceedings of the 1991 UC Santa Cruz Conference, pages 55–70.
Flysig: Dataflow Oriented Delay-Insensitive Processor for Rapid Prototyping of Signal Processing
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