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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Available in yellow, rose or white gold, the bracelet is customizable with any initial and retails for $1,700. Jen Juneau,, "Khloé Kardashian and True, 16 Months, Wear Matching Bracelets Retailing for Over $14,000 Total," 27 Aug. 2019 According to Hello, the bracelets are believed to bring good luck, health, and prosperity to those who wear them. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wears a Bracelet with a Special Meaning in a New Photo on Instagram," 13 Aug. 2019 After the shiny bracelets were placed on his wrists, the officer asked Mr. Birthday Suit about his lack of clothing. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "APD deletes ‘draft’ social media post about naked man amid criticism," 8 Aug. 2019 The bracelet was cut off in West Bend and found by the West Bend Police Department. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Washington County Sheriff's Office seeks convicted sex offender after his GPS bracelet was cut off," 7 Aug. 2019 Fans think the bracelets allude to a collab with Selena Gomez and Katy Perry. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Fans Think That Taylor Swift's New Album "Lover" May Include a Collab With Selena Gomez and Katy Perry," 6 Aug. 2019 San Antonio bought the bracelet in 2016 after seeing it on Instagram ads. Mandy Behbehani,, "Tech boom in fertility apps aids women struggling to get pregnant," 30 July 2019 The bracelet also doubles as a promise of my commitment to her and our relationship. Lynda Gonzalez, Dallas News, "Off the field, these athletes flaunt a strong accessory game," 20 July 2019 Hossein Ensan won the the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event late Tuesday night in Las Vegas, earning himself $10 million and the prestigious bracelet to go with it. Kendall Trammell, CNN, "Hossein Ensan wins the 2019 World Series of Poker main event and takes home $10 million," 17 July 2019

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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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