brace·​let | \ˈbrā-slət \

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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Brinker & Eliza bracelet, $148, Vanessa Chow, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Nobody’s Victim," 27 Nov. 2018 The gift in question, a diamond tennis bracelet, was reportedly given to Meghan as a pre-wedding gift by her father in law. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wore a Wedding Present From Prince Charles on the Royal Tour," 23 Oct. 2018 This wasn't just the standard charm bracelet with her kids' initials or birthstones on it — the mother of the bride wore a bangle with both of her daughters' names written out in diamonds. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "No One Noticed Sarah Ferguson's Touching Tribute to Beatrice and Eugenie at the Royal Wedding," 18 Oct. 2018 The cookie comes in a variety of aesthetics, but most feature manicured fingers, bracelets, and of course, the engagement ring. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "Engagement cookies are the new bridal trend," 9 Aug. 2018 Which brings readers back to that all-encompassing ivory bracelet, a mere object that surpasses borders, generations, relationships, social mores – proving to be an unexpected equalizer of sorts. Terry Hong, The Christian Science Monitor, "'What We Were Promised' depicts post-Mao China in a deft debut novel set in Shanghai," 13 July 2018 Gonzalez was freed on Friday, April 6, with a monitoring bracelet, to await his trial date. Felice J. Freyer,, "Addicted people often end up in jail. That can be deadly for them," 9 July 2018 Floriano will be displaying pendants, necklaces, pins, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Myrna Petlicki,, "Botanic-themed art festival comes to Glencoe garden," 19 June 2018 Tickets for exhibit start at $19.95, which includes zoo admission, a special bug bracelet, carousel ides, and all-day access to see the bugs. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Big bugs come back to the Houston Zoo," 7 June 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 \

Kids Definition of bracelet

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

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