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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On occasion, lucky collectors can find a vintage Maida Heatter bracelet on eBay. Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post, "Maida Heatter, prolific cookbook author who was dubbed the Queen of Cake, dies at 102," 7 June 2019 The missing items are two gold Cuban link chains with diamonds, a gold chain with a black panther pendant which contained black and white diamonds, a rose gold Rolex presidential watch and a two tone rose gold and white gold Cuban link bracelet. Michelle Lou, CNN, "New York Jets player Le'Veon Bell's girlfriends allegedly stole $520,000 worth of jewelry from him, police say," 6 June 2019 Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., a pair of Play Ambassadors will be at a different park with balls, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and friendship bracelet supplies., "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 5 June 2019 Teens are invited to make a UV bead bracelets from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Merrillville Branch Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 5 June 2019 Visitors at the blōhsh pop-up got a chance to pose in front of a yellow backdrop, as well as have first dibs at the new merch, which also includes t-shirts, knitted hats, hoodies, socks and snap bracelets. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "You Can Now Buy a Billie Eilish Doll, Courtesy of Takashi Murakami," 29 May 2019 The white and blue florals maxi dress dress looked regal on the Duchess, and featured a high neck and bracelet-length sleeves. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Looks Lovely in a Floral Erdem Dress at the Chelsea Flower Show," 20 May 2019 Hello! noted that the pair sported matching bracelets while others synced up Meghan's international Instagram posts with Harry's busy travel schedule. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Relationship," 8 May 2019 There are alternatives to detention, including case management and ankle bracelets, that are cheaper and allow the government to monitor people before their hearing in front of an immigration judge. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump administration to release hundreds of immigrant families from detention," 27 Dec. 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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