brooch

noun
\ ˈbrōch How to pronounce brooch (audio) also ˈbrüch \

Definition of brooch

: an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck

Examples of brooch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kate’s present was a brooch made from Greyfriars tartan fabric in the shape of a rose. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 23 May 2021 For both events, the queen chose to include the pendant on the brooch. Laurie Brookins, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2021 As well as putting the world on notice that the brooch is back. Linda Dyett New York Times, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 The Packers could have selected a wide receiver with the 29th pick, which would have been the draft-day equivalent of a diamond brooch and a tearful apology. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 As well as putting the world on notice that the brooch is back. Linda Dyett New York Times, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 Pin it in place with a diamond brooch and prepare for the compliments to come rolling in. Marykate Boylan, Town & Country, 19 Jan. 2021 Princess Michael of Kent’s ignorance regarding wearing a blackamoor brooch during her first encounter with Meghan is a reminder that not even racial sensitivity can be lacking within the family. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Mar. 2021 The Estate of Jacqueline Leeds offers more than 38 jewels, along with a suite of Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond pieces (such as the clip-brooch above). Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of brooch

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brooch

Middle English broche "pointed instrument, brooch" — more at broach entry 1

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The first known use of brooch was in the 13th century

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3 Jun 2021

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“Brooch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brooch. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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brooch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brooch

: a piece of jewelry that is held on clothing by a pin and worn by a woman at or near her neck

brooch

noun
\ ˈbrōch How to pronounce brooch (audio) , ˈbrüch \

Kids Definition of brooch

: a piece of jewelry fastened to clothing with a pin

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