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spangle (n.)

early 15c., "small piece of glittering metal," diminutive of spang "glittering ornament, spangle," probably from Middle Dutch spange "brooch, clasp," cognate with Old English spang "buckle, clasp," from Proto-Germanic *spango, from an extended form of PIE root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin."

spangle (v.)

1540s, "cover with spangles," from spangle (n.). Intransitive meaning "glitter, glisten" is from 1630s. Related: Spangled; spangling.

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Definitions of spangle from WordNet
1
spangle (v.)
glitter as if covered with spangles;
spangle (v.)
decorate with spangles;
the star-spangled banner
Synonyms: bespangle
2
spangle (n.)
adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing;
Synonyms: sequin / diamante
From wordnet.princeton.edu