bracelet

noun brace·let \ ˈbrā-slət \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of bracelet

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


BRACELET Defined for English Language Learners

bracelet

noun

Definition of bracelet for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of jewelry worn on the wrist


BRACELET Defined for Kids

bracelet

noun brace·let \ ˈbrā-slət \

Definition of bracelet for Students

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


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