\ ˈbliŋ How to pronounce bling (audio) \
variants: or bling-bling \ ˈbliŋ-​ˌbliŋ How to pronounce 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 Featuring an array of spectacular bling, the #HandInHand virtual sale will raise money to fight food poverty caused by the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 14 Apr. 2022 Tracee Ellis Ross is dressed for dopamine wearing vibrant Carolina Herrera and even sparklier bling, joining the ranks of Ariana DeBose, Marlee Matlin, Kirsten Dunst, and Rosie Perez—all wearing fire engine red. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 27 Mar. 2022 Lights will be flashing, music will be blasting, so don't be afraid to bring on the bling! Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 15 Apr. 2022 Then add something metallic, like a coffee table, for some unexpected bling. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 13 Apr. 2022 Scroll down to add some celeb-loved bling, plus a few of our favorite styles from BaubleBar's sale, to your jewelry collection. Alex Warner,, 18 Mar. 2022 Here’s the best of this year’s bling, along with other entries to our yearly celebration of medal mania. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 But, for those who can’t give up a bit of bling, this ring does just the trick. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, 9 Mar. 2022 But working with Lopez wasn’t just about being blinded by the bling. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bling

1999, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Bling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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