Definition of worry beads in English:

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worry beads

Pronunciation: /ˈwərē bēdz/

plural noun

A string of beads that one fingers and moves in order to calm oneself.
Example sentences
  • His fingers threaded a string of ornate black worry beads, common in the Arab world.
  • Combs, razor blades, mirrors, knives, belts, worry beads: everything was taken from the prisoners but the clothes they stood up in.
  • Children, mainly boys, sit on their fathers' laps; men smoke an Arab water pipe, finger worry beads and chat with one another.

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Syllabification: wor·ry beads

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