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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Suede slippers from Paris, bespoke facials to erase any and all signs of sleepless nights, and a keepsake bracelet that a mini-me (perhaps that’s you!) will one day inherit. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "6 Impossibly Chic Fashion Moms Share Their Dream Mother’s Day Gifts," 9 May 2019 How to clean gold Give solid gold bracelets, chains and earrings a gentle bath in a solution of a few drops of dish soap and a little warm water. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro," 7 May 2019 Susan Alexandra was selling a pair of shrimp studs, a shrimp bracelet, and a shrimp necklace. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The Next Big 2019 Fashion Trend Is... Shrimp?," 12 Apr. 2019 Two bracelets, one thick and one thin, finished off the simple-yet-regal look. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Just Made Their First Official Appearance as a Couple," 12 Mar. 2019 Between her necklace, bracelet, and earrings, Mirren is easily in the running for biggest bling at this year's Academy Awards. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Helen Mirren Wore a Gorgeous Pink Dress and Stunning Jewels on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 Total: $0 Accessories: My mom bought me a clutch TJ Maxx for $40 and a necklace, bracelet, and earrings that were $60 altogether. Alix Tunell,, "I'm A Teen In Vermont — & I'm Paying $370 To Go To Prom," 15 May 2018 Peggy thought the bracelet was going to be taken off in surgery, possibly cut off. Cheryl Wray,, "Winter Olympics 2018 Medal Count: Team USA now has 21 medals, gains on Norway," 22 Feb. 2018 Stacking rings begin at $400, layered necklaces start at $500 and stackable bracelets are $700 and up. Sarah Cody,, "Jewelry’s Enduring Romance," 7 Feb. 2018

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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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