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pail·lette  audio  (pä-yt, p-, p-lt) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A small piece of metal or foil used in painting with enamel.
  2. A spangle used to ornament a dress or costume.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French, diminutive of paille, straw ; see paillasse

OTHER FORMS:
pail·letted(Adjective)


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