\ ˈbliŋ How to pronounce bling (audio) \
variants: or bling-bling \ ˈbliŋ-​ˌbliŋ How to pronounce bling-bling (audio) \

Definition of bling

: flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth or status broadly : expensive and ostentatious possessions

Examples of bling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wilson scra,bling, passes short left to Willson for 17 and a first down at the Arizona 37. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks easily defeat the Arizona Cardinals: Live updates recap, score, stats and more," 29 Sep. 2019 This gives players of the free-to-play game the chance to spend their Riot Points on some avatar bling that might mirror real-life luxury and excess. Washington Post, "Louis Vuitton is now designing outfits for League of Legends characters," 23 Sep. 2019 Everything’s got a bling, a touch of vajazzle, but a real girl at heart. Joey Nolfi,, "Meet the RuPaul's Drag Race UK queens, from Cheryl Hole to Blu Hydrangea," 21 Aug. 2019 And as pointed out by Dazed, some people are placing their piercing in the hands of professionals, some are choosing to attempt a piercing at home (do not do this), and others are just sticking with their virtual bling. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "TikTok Users Participated in the Piercing Challenge," 6 Nov. 2019 Aside from her new bling, Jenner has also been fueling wedding rumors after boarding her private jet with a garment bag. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Birthday Gift from Travis Scott Is a Lavish Diamond Necklace," 10 Aug. 2019 Thankfully, Monzo’s fees aren’t nearly as steep, but some customers appear nonplussed by the metal bling. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Does anyone really need a metal bank card?," 6 Aug. 2019 Along with the gorgeous bling, Sarah wore a netted mini skirt with a matching bralette and tangerine lucite heels. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Sarah Hyland Wears a Bra and Massive New Engagement Ring on the 2019 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet," 11 Aug. 2019 Pratt wrote on Instagram after giving her a bling-y diamond ring. Washington Post, "Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger married in a California ceremony, per reports," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of bling

1999, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Bling.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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