Definition of brooch in English:

brooch

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Pronunciation: /brəʊtʃ
 
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noun

An ornament fastened to clothing with a hinged pin and catch.
More example sentences
  • A fabulous collection of ladies costume jewellery by Pave includes brooches, earrings, necklaces and gorgeous gift sets starting at very affordable prices.
  • There are always gold earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and rings for some special holiday flash.
  • More within the reach of the novice collector are the myriad of smaller novelty pieces, from the cameo brooch to the charm bracelet.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: variant of broach, a noun originally meaning 'skewer, bodkin', from Old French broche 'spit for roasting', based on Latin brocchus, broccus 'projecting'. Compare with broach1.

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