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 Paluch, a Century City lawyer, had no receipt for the bracelet. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021 The bracelet’s chain is topped with a tiny diamond, too. Kristen Shirley, Forbes, 6 June 2021 The person who picked up the bracelet was described as a Black male wearing a dark baseball hat, blue mask, white shirt and white shorts and yellow flip-flops. Zareen Syed,, 4 June 2021 Delgado-Rivera is currently free on $5,000 cash bail and required to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet., 1 June 2021 The real gift is the bracelet inside those red dish towels, but the towels are much more important to our story. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 26 May 2021 The jade bracelet began to feel like an inconvenience. Connie Foong, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2021 Any faithful viewer of The Crown can tell you that their little secret didn't remain so for long—Diana discovered the bracelet just days before her wedding. Jill Newman, Town & Country, 2 Apr. 2021 Two of the bracelet's diamonds were also used as part of Markle's engagement ring (flanking a center stone that originated in Botswana). Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, 1 Mar. 2021

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Bracelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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