spangle
spangly, adj.
/spang"geuhl/, n., v., spangled, spangling.
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, spot, or the like.
v.t.
3. to decorate with spangles.
4. to sprinkle or stud with small, bright pieces, objects, spots, etc.
v.i.
5. to glitter with or like spangles.
[1375-1425; late ME spangele (n.), equiv. to spange spangle (perh. < MD) + -le -LE]

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