\ 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 Photos from the gathering show her smiling, joking and unmasked, wearing a pale blue dress embroidered with daisies at the waist, pearls and what appeared to be a platinum double flower brooch. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2022 Another necklace has a centerpiece that recreates the sun in bright yellow and orange sapphires that can be removed and worn as a brooch. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Upon arrival, attendees were given a colorful pinwheel brooch that represented the U.N.'s 17 Sustainable Development Goals established in 2015. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 8 Oct. 2021 The giant sapphire was originally a brooch, gifted to Diana by the Queen Mother as a wedding present. Monique Jessen,, 2 June 2022 The single piece from contemporary jeweler, JAR, was a brooch designed as a watercolor flower painting using diamonds, green garnets, pink and orange sapphires in an oak wood frame. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 In addition to the brooch, Queen Elizabeth accessorized her bright-pink outfit with a multi-strand pearl necklace, one of her signature pieces of jewelry. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 25 May 2022 This deep blue velvet blazer, with a peek of glittering lining bordering his collarless shirt, and the tasteful brooch all look fit for the Duke of Hastings on a night out on the ton. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 3 May 2022 But the shamrock brooch reportedly belongs to the Irish Guards. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Brooch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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\ 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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