brace·​let | \ ˈbrā-slət How to pronounce bracelet (audio) \

Definition of bracelet

1 : an ornamental band or chain worn around the wrist
2 : something (such as handcuffs) resembling a bracelet

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Examples of bracelet in a Sentence

putting the handcuffs on the jewel thief, the detective asked him how he liked those bracelets

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Kate accessorized the look with diamond and pearl teardrop earrings, a statement-making diamond bracelet, and a simple white clutch with silver hardware. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wears Stunning One-Shoulder, White Gown to the 2019 BAFTAs," 10 Feb. 2019 Less than a year later, Seacrest chose to dress for the Golden Globes in the Time's Up bracelet, a symbol of change in Hollywood and support for women who have been abused. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "Why People Are Pissed Ryan Seacrest Wore a Time's Up Bracelet to the 2019 Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2019 His wrists were wrapped with innumerable bracelets, a waterfall of necklaces hung from his neck to his chest. Doug Maccash,, "Aerosmith sings for the years, laughter and tears at Jazz Fest 2018," 5 May 2018 During Autism Awareness Month in April, Frankfort Square School sold autism puzzle pieces for $2 and Autism Awareness bracelets for $1, raising $317 that was donated to Autism Speaks. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Stagg anti-violence effort gets national nod," 3 May 2018 Be sure to accessorize with large hoop earrings (the bigger the better) and some chunky gold rings and bracelets. Bethonie Butler, The Seattle Times, "8 last-minute pop-culture Halloween costumes for 2018," 29 Oct. 2018 The property includes the equivalent of nearly $12,000 in U.S. currency and jewelry of unknown worth including gold chains, gold rings, gold and silver bracelets including one with a diamond, and Rolex watches. Fox News, "Last defendant in Jamaican lottery scam case going to trial," 9 Sep. 2018 Ghosn had promised to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors in his latest attempt to gain release from a Tokyo detention center. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn’s bail request," 22 Jan. 2019 The rapper, who reportedly owns $1 million worth of bling, sported two chokers, multiple thick diamond bracelets, a fistful of hulking megawatt rings, and glimmering stud earrings. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Offset, the Rapper, Goes Raver at Paris Fashion Week Men's," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of bracelet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bracelet

Middle English, from Middle French, diminutive of bras arm, from Latin bracchium

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English Language Learners Definition of bracelet

: a piece of jewelry worn on the wrist


brace·​let | \ ˈbrā-slət How to pronounce bracelet (audio) \

Kids Definition of bracelet

: a decorative band or chain usually worn on the wrist or arm

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