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

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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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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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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