Definition of barrette in English:

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barrette

Pronunciation: /bəˈret/

noun

US
A typically bar-shaped clip or ornament for the hair.
Example sentences
  • ‘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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with barrette

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Syllabification: bar·rette

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