paillette

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pī yet, pā-, pə let; Fr. pa yet)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pail•lette  (pī yet, pā-, pə let; Fr. pa yet),USA pronunciation  n., pl.  pail•lettes  (pī yet, pā-, pə let; Fr. pa yet),USA pronunciation 
  1. a spangle for ornamenting a costume.
  2. (in enameling) a decorative piece of gold, silver, or colored foil.
pail•letted, adj. 
  • French; see pallet1
  • 1875–80

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