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barrette

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noun bar·rette \bä-ˈret, bə-\

Simple Definition of barrette

  • : a decorative clip or bar that is used to hold a girl's or woman's hair in place

Full Definition of barrette

  1. :  a clip or bar for holding hair in place


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