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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Also, the judge ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and to pay restitution. Shelley Murphy,, "Stopping injustice or putting the public at risk? Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins’s tactics spur pushback," 6 July 2019 The product of Stillwater High School (Stillwater, Okla.) wears a Keeper of the Game bracelet every day. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies infield prospect Ryan Vilade focused on the details — and the game’s bigger picture — with Class-A Advanced Lancaster," 4 July 2019 The stunning collection features of bracelets and limited-edition charms in sliver and Pandora Shine. James Love, Essence, "Pandora Creates A Limited-Edition Lion King Collection Upon The Release of The Film," 4 July 2019 The suspect was identified as a former prison inmate who was paroled in January and was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "At least four dead in Darwin, Australia, shooting," 4 June 2019 In one image, Bey poses atop a pile of sneakers of all colors and styles dressed in a red and white Adidas leotard accompanied by an ankle bracelet and nothing else. Vogue, "Beyoncé Proves She’s Music’s Ultimate Sneakerhead," 26 Apr. 2019 Cortney's also used a vintage candle opera to hold several necklaces next to a tub and has used a champagne bucket to corral stacks of bracelets. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Jewelry Is The Art You Never Thought Of Hanging In Your Home," 7 Sep. 2018 Brunson, who has denied all charges, was moved to house arrest on July 25 due to ailing health, but was ordered to wear an electronic bracelet at all times. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Frustrated supporters of accused U.S. pastor in Turkey keep up the pressure," 16 Aug. 2018 Will, for instance, an ankle bracelet interfere with a defendant’s ability to work while awaiting trial? Joi Ito, WIRED, "AI Isn’t a Crystal Ball, But It Might Be a Mirror," 9 May 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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The first known use of bracelet was in the 15th century

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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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