\ 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

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And Issa Rae seemed to announce her engagement by simply appearing on a magazine cover sporting some new bling. Nicole Briese, Allure, "Emma Stone Sparks Massive Engagement Rumors Due to Ring Finger Accessory," 7 Apr. 2019 Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both partial to some additional bling on formal occasions, while the Queen’s own understated collection of jewels is thought to be worth a casual £3billion ($3.85 billion) and more. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Why Princess Eugenie Can't Wear a Tiara But Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Can," 23 Aug. 2018 And the former Yankee wore his own major bling to match. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Alex Rodriguez Wore His 2009 World Series Championship Ring to Propose to Jennifer Lopez," 15 Mar. 2019 Neil Lane, the famed jeweler behind Miley's bling (and many other celebrity engagement rings), revealed that her rock is a 19th-century cushion-cut stone. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Liam Hemsworth Was Also in Awe of the Massive Wedding Ring He Gave Miley Cyrus," 7 Feb. 2019 Jenner shared a snap of her new bling: a delicate ring with the letters JW for Scott's real name, Jacques Webster. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Might've Just Called Travis Scott Her Husband on Instagram," 23 Jan. 2019 There was a lot of bling and a lot of hair extensions (more on that in a minute) but what was decidedly missing from makeup tables and the models' faces was highlighter. Sophia Panych, Allure, "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018: Why Charlotte Tilbury Didn't Use Highlighter on the Angels," 8 Nov. 2018 Kudos to these York girls for coming up with some very inventive ways to wear serious bling. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "No One Noticed Sarah Ferguson's Touching Tribute to Beatrice and Eugenie at the Royal Wedding," 18 Oct. 2018 Many have suggested that the duchess's aversion to the bling might be another facet of her love for high street style and dedication to making the monarchy feel modern and approachable. Glamour, "Kate Middleton Has Only Worn a Tiara Seven Times—See Them All Here," 23 Oct. 2018

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1999, in the meaning defined above

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