Definition of brooch
: an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck
Recent Examples of brooch from the Web
Elizabeth was given a sapphire brooch from the Canadian people to mark her 65 years on the throne.
When Abby died in 1948, individual emeralds from the brooch were distributed among the Rockefeller children.
Kate accessorized her red dress with a maple-leaf brooch, as ever making the canniest choice.
Her lucky charm at the time: a crystal horse brooch.
In the book, and in the 1985 adaptation, Marilla’s heirloom brooch goes missing, and, thinking Anne has stolen it, Marilla forbids her from going to a picnic.
The singer paired the brooch with a vintage diamond stud set, also from Cartier, that dates back to 1925 and a diamond, ceramic and gold Maillon Panthère ring from the French brand.
The flower clip brooch—originally designed for a woman—was made at Cartier's Paris workshops in 1962 as a special order piece and features a 12.49-carat octagonal emerald cut yellow sapphire in the center.
Display cases include brooches, pins, medals, scepters, tiaras and crowns, chockablock with rhinestones of varied colors.
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BROOCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brooch for English Language Learners
: a piece of jewelry that is held on clothing by a pin and worn by a woman at or near her neck
BROOCH Defined for Kids
Definition of brooch for Students
: a piece of jewelry fastened to clothing with a pin
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