\ ˈbliŋ How to pronounce bling (audio) \
variants: or bling-bling \ ˈbliŋ-​ˌbliŋ How to pronounce bling (audio) \

Definition of bling

: flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth or status broadly : expensive and ostentatious possessions

Examples of bling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Union snapped up pictures next to her favorite guy, playing in the wind as the two matched in chic black ensembles and some serious neck bling. Essence, 27 Sep. 2021 The latter is a new 28.8-carat piece of high-end bling that will be auctioned to benefit Shepherd’s Hope — hence the nickname — a Central Florida medical clinic for the poor and uninsured. Kate Santich,, 22 Sep. 2021 Lopez brought out all the bling, wearing a white mermaid-style Georges Hobeika gown with a deep neckline, accentuated with a string of Swarovski crystal embellishments. Nicholas Rice,, 11 Sep. 2021 Weggemann still has a few more chances to bring home more bling from Tokyo. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 30 Aug. 2021 Sophia Bush is rocking some new bling following her engagement to Grant Hughes! Gabrielle Chung,, 18 Aug. 2021 Holliday also sports some bling on her ring finger., 13 Aug. 2021 Britney Spears went for a drive in Los Angeles with some new bling in tow. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 July 2021 An option from Chanel comes complete with a pearl-strung sunglasses chain, while Magda Butrym’s collaboration with Linda Farrow is decked out in removable bling. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bling

1999, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2021

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“Bling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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