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 (pä-yĕt′, pā-, pă-lĕt′)
1. A small piece of metal or foil used in painting with enamel.
2. A spangle used to ornament a dress or costume.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of paille, straw; see paillasse.]

pail·let′ted adj.


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


(paɪˈyɛt, peɪ-, pəˈlɛt)

a spangle for ornamenting a costume.
[1875–80; < French; see pallet1]
pail•let′ted, adj.
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