bangle

noun

ban·​gle ˈbaŋ-gəl How to pronounce bangle (audio)
1
: a stiff usually ornamental bracelet or anklet slipped or clasped on
2
: an ornamental disk that hangs loosely (as on a bracelet)

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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Word History

Etymology

Hindi baṅglī

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bangle was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Bangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bangle. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bangle

noun
ban·​gle ˈbaŋ-gəl How to pronounce bangle (audio)
1
: a stiff bracelet or anklet
2
: a small ornament hanging from a bracelet or necklace

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