Definition of brooch in English:

brooch

Syllabification: brooch
Pronunciation: /brōCH, bro͞oCH
 
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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
    pin, clip, clasp, badge
    historical fibula

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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