bauble

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noun bau·ble \ˈbȯ-bəl, ˈbä-\

Definition of bauble

  1. 1 :  trinket 1 He affixed the bauble, with a kiss, upon her middle finger … — Elinor Wylie

  2. 2 :  a scepter of a fool (see 1fool 2a) … the licensed jester … brandished his bauble … — Sir Walter Scott

  3. 3 :  something of trifling appeal

  4. 4 British :  ornament; specifically :  a Christmas ornament Our tree was decorated, most tastefully, with apt baubles bought from Georg Jensen. — Geoffrey Wolff

Examples of bauble in a Sentence

  1. picked up some cheap baubles at the fair

Origin and Etymology of bauble

Middle English babel, from Middle French


First Known Use: 14th century


BAUBLE Defined for English Language Learners

bauble

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noun bau·ble \ˈbȯ-bəl, ˈbä-\

Definition of bauble for English Language Learners

  • : an inexpensive piece of jewelry

  • : a shiny ball that is hung on a Christmas tree as a decoration



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