Definition of prayer beads in English:

prayer beads

Syllabification: prayer beads

noun

A string of beads used in prayer, especially a rosary.
More example sentences
  • Some Protestants are joining the other faithful who use prayer beads as a tool of devotion.
  • Here, a glass globe filled with liquid hangs inside an elaborate pod- or womb-shaped structure composed of alternating strings of Buddhist prayer beads and wooden abacus balls suspended from a freestanding wooden support.
  • Pulling the string of prayer beads from the chain at her waist, she brought it to her lips, sinking back to the floor in front of the statue.

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