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Definition of bra

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Other Words from bra

braless adjective

Examples of bra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The star took to her Instagram story to share a steamy mirror selfie in a matching floral bra and underwear set from Rihanna's popular lingerie line. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Megan Thee Stallion Brings the Heat in Savage x Fenty Lingerie," 27 Oct. 2020 Detroit Will Breathe claimed in a tweet on Monday that a female protester was stripped to her bra and underwear by police in the street. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "U.S. Rep. Levin to prosecutor: Drop felony charges against Shelby Twp. protesters," 27 Oct. 2020 With 158 pieces in the collection, Zara has explored a wide range of lingerie and loungewear, from ethereal matching bra and underwear sets, to cozy knits and everyday tees, to pajamas pretty enough to wear out. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "Zara’s First Ever Lingerie Collection Prioritizes Comfort And Style," 21 Oct. 2020 The easiest way to know if a bra will be supportive? Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What to Look for When Buying Sports Bras," 20 Oct. 2020 Close to 300 Macy's shoppers agree with her assessment, claiming this bra, which features non-padded, embroidered cups and a hook-and-eye back closure, is the most-loved, comfortable option in their wardrobe. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "You can get a new bra at Macy's for just $10 right now," 16 Oct. 2020 Her edgy ensemble was a whole mix of textures, featuring a lace bra, mesh undies, and latex arm-length gloves and thigh-high tights. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Pairs Latex with Lingerie at Rihanna's Savage x Fenty Vol. 2 Show," 2 Oct. 2020 An electric blue lace bra, paired with coordinating fingerless gloves and a fishnet bodysuit. Eliza Huber,, "Here’s A Sneak Peek Of Lizzo, Willow Smith, & More At Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show," 1 Oct. 2020 Anything can happen over Zoom these days—bra fittings included. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "5 Glamour Editors Put Cuup’s Barely There Bras to the Test," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bra

1933, in the meaning defined above

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30 Oct 2020

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“Bra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce bra (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bra

: a piece of clothing that is worn by women under other clothes to cover and support the breasts


\ ˈbrä How to pronounce bra (audio) \

Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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