\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

Definition of bra

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Other Words from bra

braless adjective

Examples of bra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the women took off her shirt, and wearing just a bra, tried to stop Black’s bleeding. Washington Post, 24 July 2021 Remember the famous 1999 Rolling Stone cover story about Britney Spears, which featured the 17-year-old girl wearing a bra while holding a Teletubby? Kara Alaimo, CNN, 21 May 2021 But, news flash—wearing a wireless bra doesn’t have to be boring. Deena Campbell, Essence, 21 May 2021 Make this silhouette your summer go-to by complementing your jeans with a simple tank and sneakers or slip into a strappy heel and a bra-like crop top to beat the heat. Taylor Ayers, Marie Claire, 20 May 2021 For smooth coverage without wearing a bra, nipple covers are the way to go. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 12 May 2021 In the photo, Martino demonstrated how two breast panels can be removed from her costume to reveal her bra. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 2 July 2021 Yesterday, when Emily Ratajkowski stepped out in Manhattan, the modeling star’s striking accessories almost overshadowed her viral denim bra. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 4 June 2021 In a play on Cinderella's glass slipper, Bright said the woman would've left behind her bra as Joey's only clue as to the identity of his hookup. Nick Romano,, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of bra

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Bra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bra

: a piece of clothing that is worn by women under other clothes to cover and support the breasts


\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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