noun ban·gle \ˈbaŋ-gəl\

: a large stiff ring that is worn as jewelry around the arm, wrist, or ankle

Full Definition of BANGLE

:  a stiff usually ornamental bracelet or anklet slipped or clasped on
:  an ornamental disk that hangs loosely (as on a bracelet)

Examples of BANGLE

  1. She wore plastic bangles on both wrists.
  2. <wore a bracelet with small silver bangles on it>

Origin of BANGLE

Hindi baṅglī
First Known Use: 1787

Related to BANGLE

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste


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