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1. A small, often circular piece of sparkling metal or plastic sewn especially on garments for decoration.
2. A small sparkling object, drop, or spot: spangles of sunlight.
v. span·gled, span·gling, span·gles
To adorn or cause to sparkle by covering with or as if with spangles: Lights spangled the night skyline.
To sparkle in the manner of spangles.
[Middle English spangel, diminutive of spange, from Middle Dutch, clasp; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a small thin piece of metal or other shiny material used as a decoration, esp on clothes; sequin
2. any glittering or shiny spot or object
3. (intr) to glitter or shine with or like spangles
4. (tr) to decorate or cover with spangles
[C15: diminutive of spange, perhaps from Middle Dutch: clasp; compare Old Norse spöng]
n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a small, thin, often circular piece of glittering metal or other material, used esp. for decorating garments.
2. any small, bright drop, object, or spot.v.t.
3. to decorate or sprinkle with or as if with spangles.v.i.
4. to glitter with or like spangles.
[1375–1425; late Middle English spangele (n.) =spange spangle (perhaps < Middle Low German) + -le -le]
Spanglea star-like cluster or ornamentation.
Examples: spangles of beauty, 1647; of happiness, 1652; of stars, 1893.
Past participle: spangled
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|Noun||1.||spangle - adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing|
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
|Verb||1.||spangle - glitter as if covered with spangles|
|2.||spangle - decorate with spangles; "the star-spangled banner"|