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

Definition of brooch

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

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Her jewelry included a diamond brooch from her personal collection. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth II Wore Pale Blue to Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 King Charles V of Spain is believed to have passed the original Ana Maria pearl in a brooch set on to his Secretario Universal and his spouse Maria de Mendoza and Pimentel, daughter of the Count of Ribadavia. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 According to diamond expert and gemologist Grant Mobley, Queen Elizabeth II will most likely pass down her special Botswana Flower brooch to Harry and Meghan's child. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Royal Heirloom Baby Sussex Will Inherit From the Queen, According to a Diamond Expert," 4 Apr. 2019 Photo 2: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello bodysuit and sandals; Harry Winston brooch; Wolford tights. Carine Roitfeld, Harper's BAZAAR, "Iconic Models of Today Channel Old Hollywood for Carine Roitfeld's 'Stardust' Portfolio," 7 Feb. 2019 Kavanaugh will see her and her brooch in his nightmares. Megan Angelo, Glamour, "The Kavanaugh Hearings, Day 2: If He Doesn't Make the Supreme Court, He'd Make a Great Real Housewife," 5 Sep. 2018 Last year, the event was mired in scandal when Princess of Michael of Kent wore a racist blackamoor brooch. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the Queen’s Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace," 19 Dec. 2018 In the center of the yellow ribbon lies a brooch with a picture of Queen Elizabeth. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Stuns in a Sparkling Jenny Packham Gown and the Lover's Knot Tiara," 4 Dec. 2018 The sapphire clip brooch was sold at Sotheby's landmark sale of the Duchess of Windsor’s personal collection in 1987. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How the Cartier Panther Became a Jewelry Icon," 20 Mar. 2019

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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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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


\ 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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