brooch

noun
\ 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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Dazzling jewels encrusted on clothes, chokers, tiaras, brooches, headgear, swords and daggers capture the opulence of the Rathores. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019 Model Grace Elizabeth's hair was pulled into a super-high ponytail, decorated with three Versace brooches, and then pounds of fake hair were added in for the sky-high cascading effect. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Hair at Versace's Show Was So Big and Full of Secrets," 3 Dec. 2018 In it, Elizabeth dons a soft blue dress, her signature pearls, and a brooch with the Astral Crown and crossed Lee Enfield rifles on it (which was presented to her by the RAF Regiment). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Queen Elizabeth II's Outfit in Her New Portrait Has a Hidden Meaning," 3 Dec. 2018 To celebrate the newest Save the Wild collection of brooches and charms from Tiffany & Co., from which 100 percent of the proceeds go to the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign benefiting the Elephant Crisis Fund and Wildlife Conservation Network. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "New York Fashion Week Gets Wild With a Dinner for Tiffany & Co.," 9 Sep. 2018 The princess' diamond earrings and brooch were a perfect match for the jeweled topper. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Swedish Princesses Showed Off Epic Royal Style at the Nobel Prize Ceremony," 10 Dec. 2018 Getty Images Honestly, choosing a funeral brooch for meeting with Trump is such a MOOD. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Did the Queen's Brooch During Trump's Visit Throw Shade at the President?," 17 July 2018 Back in December, the Princess of Kent raised eyebrows after donning a Blackamoor brooch to the Queen's Christmas lunch - the first major event for soon-to-royal Meghan Markle, who is biracial - to meet and greet with the extended royal family. Meghan Markle, Fox News, "Princess Michael of Kent reportedly had two black sheep named Venus and Serena," 28 Apr. 2018 Twitter couldn't get over the (somewhat plain in comparison) brooch Kate had pinned to her dress. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The First Photos of Kate Middleton Wearing an Special Honor From the Queen Are Breathtaking," 24 Oct. 2018

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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

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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