Definition of jewelry in English:

jewelry

Syllabification: jew·el·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞o(ə)lrē
 
/
(British jewellery)

noun

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French juelerie, from juelier 'jeweler', from joel (see jewel).

Usage

The different spellings of jewelry in British and American English can cause confusion. The British spelling jewellery adds -lery to jewel, while the American spellinɡ jewelry adds -ry.

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