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
Recent Examples on the Web Turkish law enforcement officials removed his ankle bracelet hours before the news briefing with Trump and Erdogan at the White House in November, but gave no indication why, Golge said. Carlotta Gall,, "NASA scientist, detained in Turkey for years, returns to US," 30 June 2020 Showing up among the offerings lately have been a Jesse Ventura action figure, a Rolling Stones collectible jacket, a 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series ballcap, anti-radiation boxer briefs and a diamond tennis bracelet for $8,720.99. William Thornton |, al, "Unclaimed Baggage now offering its weirdest finds online," 24 June 2020 Neighbors who walked by the table began donating far more than the few dollars each bracelet cost. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "9-Year-Old Girl Raises $50,000 for Minneapolis with Friendship Bracelet Fundraiser," 8 June 2020 The second photo shows Fenn wearing a tarnished silver bracelet from the chest. CBS News, "Photos apparently show famed hidden treasure found after 10-year search," 18 June 2020 Kamryn’s bracelet drive has raised more than $50,000 for the people of Minneapolis. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "9-Year-Old Girl Raises $50,000 for Minneapolis with Friendship Bracelet Fundraiser," 8 June 2020 Users in the comments say the talk show host can be seen in her latest videos with an ankle bracelet. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Ellen, Oprah, many others are not on house arrest for child sex trafficking," 18 Mar. 2020 Wearables, which are more limited devices that a person can wear like a bracelet or a ring, can also be used for social distancing. Ari Trachtenberg, The Conversation, "Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy?," 9 June 2020 On him: Hermès sweater, $1,750, Hermès stores nationwide, Ann Demeulemeester pants, $806,, Tiffany & Co. bracelet (worn throughout), $6,800, and vintage Vans sneakers. WSJ, "Warm-Weather Wardrobes, for Him and for Her," 1 May 2020

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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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The first known use of bracelet was in the 15th century

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7 Jul 2020

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“Bracelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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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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