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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Between her necklace, bracelet, and earrings, Mirren is easily in the running for biggest bling at this year's Academy Awards. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Helen Mirren Wore a Gorgeous Pink Dress and Stunning Jewels on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 Total: $0 Accessories: My mom bought me a clutch TJ Maxx for $40 and a necklace, bracelet, and earrings that were $60 altogether. Alix Tunell,, "I'm A Teen In Vermont — & I'm Paying $370 To Go To Prom," 15 May 2018 Peggy thought the bracelet was going to be taken off in surgery, possibly cut off. Cheryl Wray,, "Winter Olympics 2018 Medal Count: Team USA now has 21 medals, gains on Norway," 22 Feb. 2018 Stacking rings begin at $400, layered necklaces start at $500 and stackable bracelets are $700 and up. Sarah Cody,, "Jewelry’s Enduring Romance," 7 Feb. 2018 Cool accessories like @SincerelyJules's layered necklaces and bracelets, keep an all-white look from being boring. Ariel Nagi, Seventeen, "7 Cute Back-To-School Outfit Ideas From Instagram," 13 Aug. 2014 Kate accessorized the look with diamond and pearl teardrop earrings, a statement-making diamond bracelet, and a simple white clutch with silver hardware. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wears Stunning One-Shoulder, White Gown to the 2019 BAFTAs," 10 Feb. 2019 Less than a year later, Seacrest chose to dress for the Golden Globes in the Time's Up bracelet, a symbol of change in Hollywood and support for women who have been abused. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "Why People Are Pissed Ryan Seacrest Wore a Time's Up Bracelet to the 2019 Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2019 His wrists were wrapped with innumerable bracelets, a waterfall of necklaces hung from his neck to his chest. Doug Maccash,, "Aerosmith sings for the years, laughter and tears at Jazz Fest 2018," 5 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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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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