ban·​gle | \ ˈbaŋ-gəl How to pronounce bangle (audio) \

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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Examples of bangle in a Sentence

She wore plastic bangles on both wrists. wore a bracelet with small silver bangles on it
Recent Examples on the Web This four-piece kit includes a bangle that keeps the freshener on it, a refillable locket to keep the freshener in, a Yankee Candle logo charm, and a refill for your scent. Chris Hachey, BGR, 1 June 2021 The bangle had slipped past my knuckles and onto my wrist. Connie Foong, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2021 Loren Nicole’s Viking Age inspired bronze and 22K gold bangle bracelet. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Alice loved the bangle, which was bright green and whorled with flecks of cream. Ew Staff,, 4 May 2021 Among her most famous and popular pieces is the Bone Cuff, a bangle designed specifically to fit smoothly over the wrist bone that served as a modern alternative to the dainty bracelet. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, 26 Mar. 2021 Renta’s bangle bracelets and Mark Cross’s woven clutch. Laura Lajiness, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Mar. 2021 Included with the painting supplies to decorate the wooden initial of your giftee, there are also materials to add tassels and even a bangle—perfect for the parent who’s trying to juggle kids and bags and not lose their keys. Meghan Kavanaugh, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2020 Loans are extended for a year in exchange for collateral in the form of gold—usually a bangle or necklace of the sort that lights up Indian weddings. The Economist, 15 Aug. 2020

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Bangle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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