Definition of jewellery in English:
- The foreigner had tried to steal expensive diamond jewelry at knifepoint from a service girl.
- She also requested you wear your gold jewelry, even though it is uncomfortable.
- He wears real gold jewelry and drives a BMW.
The different spellings of jewellery in British and American English can cause confusion. The British spelling jewellery adds -lery to jewel, while the American spelling jewelry adds -ry.
Late Middle English: from Old French juelerie, from juelier 'jeweller', from joel (see jewel).
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