Definition of bracelet in English:


Syllabification: brace·let
Pronunciation: /ˈbrāslit


  • 1An ornamental band, hoop, or chain worn on the wrist or arm.
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    • Usually, a woman also accessorizes with a bracelet, ring and necklace to go along with a brooch.
    • I gelled my hair and then put on some rings, a bracelet, necklace, and earrings.
    • Exhibits include locally found Roman jewellery, among which is a bracelet and bronze brooch.
  • 1.1 (bracelets) • informal Handcuffs.
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    • Very shortly, the officer who had handcuffed Jim removed the bracelets and offered an apology.
    • Moments later, the officer was again slapping a pair of handcuffs on the 23-year-old man, who had apparently just slipped free from bracelets another officer had snapped around his wrists 16 hours earlier.
    • Laguna Beach’s most infamous bad boy got yet another set of matching silver bracelets slapped on his wrists a few days ago, this time for trespassing and assault.


late Middle English: from Old French, from bras 'arm', from Latin bracchium.

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