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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Synonyms for bangle


charm, lavaliere (also lavalliere), 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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Pair it with earrings and gold bangles for a cool, summer look. Brittany Loggins, NBC News, "The best summer office dresses under $100," 5 July 2019 Stacked red and white bangles and cat eye sunglasses lent a fun touch to the beautiful traditional clothing. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Step Out as Newlyweds in Style," 3 Dec. 2018 Shot by @yvanfabing #FashionAwards #Swarovski Meghan went for a sleek goddess look in an asymmetrical, black velvet Givenchy dress with gold bangles, metallic Tamara Mellon sandals, and a slick bun. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Posed for a Gif Photo Booth Just Like Any Other Celeb," 11 Dec. 2018 Accessories such as a statement necklace, a jangle of (fake) bangles, dangly earrings and a colorful, gauzy scarf will add zip to a basic look. Amy Tara Koch, Washington Post, "Leave the suitcase at home. Here’s why you should just take a carry-on, and how to pack it.," 7 June 2019 Of course, the bad gal pulled off the OTT dress better than most, accessorizing with simple black stilettos, black tights, a matching clutch, and a wrist full of chunky bangles. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Rihanna Made a Fierce Fashion Statement at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Secret Oscars Party," 25 Feb. 2019 Richard Avedon shot Paulina Porizkova in nothing but two slashes of eye shadow and a bright pink Cara Croninger bangle on her left wrist. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Remembering Cara Croninger, Artwear Jewelry Maker and “Punk to the Core”," 5 Apr. 2019 The surprise plastic-diamond bangle Rob and Debbie presented us during the ceremony. Phoebe Lapine, Marie Claire, "How to Marry a Guy in Five Days," 18 Jan. 2019 On the first day of their time in Australia, just hours after Kensington Palace confirmed the news of her pregnancy, Meghan chose to wear a pair of butterfly earrings and a bangle that once belonged to the late Princess. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Re-Wore Her Wedding Day Tribute to Princess Diana for a State Dinner in Tonga," 25 Oct. 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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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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