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 For $112,000, lucky recipients can open little blue windows to reveal bangles from its Tiffany T line, delicate floral earrings, silver novelties and perfume. Washington Post, "Tiffany Is Worth the $16 Billion Extravagance," 21 Nov. 2019 Konkani brides typically wear a traditional sari with green glass bangles and often wear a white sash, known as a khol. Danya Issawi, New York Times, "Real Wedding Day Looks," 3 Mar. 2020 Diipa participated in the Chooda, an intimate Punjabi tradition in which the bride is given red and white bangles by her family to signify the start of her married life. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Influencer Diipa Khosla Wore 9 Different Looks for Her 4-Day Indian Wedding," 8 Feb. 2019 Think along the lines of intergalactic accessories such as star earrings, plenty of metallic bangles, and a dash of body glitter. Gabrielle Pharms, Billboard, "Here's Your Ultimate Fashion Guide for Ultra Miami 2020: See Exclusive Photos," 12 Feb. 2020 Boucher, who describes herself as a home death-care guide, is in her mid-50s, with an earthy, hip style — dark hair piled loosely atop her head, a stack of gold bangles on her left wrist, silver hoop earrings, chunky black glasses. Maggie Jones, New York Times, "The Movement to Bring Death Closer," 19 Dec. 2019 The bride accessorized with a simple silver necklace and pendant, earrings and a bangle to match. Darlene Aderoju,, "Trina Braxton Marries Von Scales: See Inside the Gorgeous St. Louis Wedding Ceremony," 20 Dec. 2019 His project is the latest entry in the annals of winter revelry archives, marking a modern tradition of branches, baubles and bangles that dates back to 16th century Germany. National Geographic, "See the electric and eclectic ways Americans decorate for Christmas," 14 Dec. 2018 Her turban, bold button earrings, and oodles of bangles make the beach outfit! Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Have You Been Doing Beach Jewelry Wrong All Summer?," 21 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of bangle was in 1757

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9 Apr 2020

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“Bangle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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