ban·gle | \ˈbaŋ-gəl \

Definition of bangle 

1 : a stiff usually ornamental bracelet or anklet slipped or clasped on

2 : an ornamental disk that hangs loosely (as on a bracelet)

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Synonyms for bangle


charm, pendant (also pendent)

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Examples of bangle in a Sentence

She wore plastic bangles on both wrists. wore a bracelet with small silver bangles on it

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The assortment ranges from bright, easy-to-layer necklaces to beaded hoops and a rainbow of wooden bangles, all of which Levine piles on in a spontaneous, offhand way. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Summer’s Most Charming Bags Are Made in India, Inspired by Japan, and Arriving in New York Today," 25 June 2018 Leathery-skinned women wearing jingling bangles, men in white turbans and a rickshaw driver in a dress shirt took turns feeding the injured animals handfuls of roasted chickpeas and offering prayers. Shashank Bengali,, "This nature-loving sect in India dragged one of the world's biggest movie stars to court — and won," 17 May 2018 Even Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan — the actress featured Cynthia Rowley's flask bangle in her latest GOOP newsletter. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "6 "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" Accessories," 10 July 2013 The costumes bedecked with baubles, bangles and beads. Kristi Turnquist | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Did Tonya Harding deserve to win 'Dancing With the Stars?'," 21 May 2018 The stars came out to party and celebrate her new evil eye bangle in her signature Evil Eye Collection. on Tuesday night. Colleen Kratofil,, "Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian and More Fête Jeweler Lorraine Schwartz at Epic L.A. Dance Party," 14 Mar. 2018 The Center and the Square have dozens of shops selling a variety of wares from books and brass tacks to boots and bangles. Joan Walden,, "63 Westland Avenue, West Hartford," 19 Jan. 2018 Hermés’ stackable bangles practically function as accessories for your day-drinking beverage of choice, whether that’s a Derby-official mint julep or ice cold Veuve Clicquot. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "What to Wear: Best in show for Derby parties," 2 May 2018 During last winter’s Michelangelo exhibit, a $185 bangle bracelet imprinted with his sketch of the Libyan Sibyl, a female figure on the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rome, was a huge seller. Claudia Dreifus, New York Times, "You Can Take It With You, and Museums Hope You Will," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bangle

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bangle

Hindi baṅglī

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bang off

bang on

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English Language Learners Definition of bangle

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

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