Definition of barrette in English:


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Pronunciation: /baˈrɛt


  • A hairslide.
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    • ‘Uh, earth to Jem,’ she says, removing the barrette and clipping her hair in place.
    • She had taken a rhinestone studded barrette to clip one side of her hair away from her face.
    • She threw her hair up in barrette and walked on down stairs.


early 20th century: from French, diminutive of barre 'bar'.

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