- A sequin or spangle.
Etymology: From French, paillette, from paille "straw" + -ette.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 450:
- :A plump and energentic chanteuse of some ten summers, incandescently blond, now emerged from a back recess wearing a gown of artificial golden paillettes sewn, not to any underlying fabric but only"precariously"to one another
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