Definition of bracelet in English:



  • 1An ornamental band, hoop, or chain worn on the wrist or arm.

    • ‘I gelled my hair and then put on some rings, a bracelet, necklace, and earrings.’
    • ‘Around the chieftain's neck lay a gold torc, and on his right wrist was a gold bracelet.’
    • ‘The bracelet on my wrist glinted as I moved my hand, and felt at that moment to be the heaviest lead and not purest silver.’
    • ‘His memory failed him as he claimed to be 105 while a bracelet on his wrist gave his birth date as 1931.’
    • ‘The youth with the bracelet said he was intending to keep the bracelet but the other said he wanted to sell it.’
    • ‘I just held her hand still as I slipped the bracelet over her wrist and fastened the clasp.’
    • ‘Nong said the man also stole a gold necklace, a gold bracelet, and a gold ring.’
    • ‘GF bought him a thick heavy gold necklace last year and this year has a matching bracelet for him.’
    • ‘He held out his right hand and on his wrist was tied a woven bracelet in various green colors.’
    • ‘It was a pair of diamond earrings set in silver that came with a matching bracelet.’
    • ‘It was love at first sight and on our first date he gave me a Fabergé bracelet.’
    • ‘He was Asian with a pencil thin moustache and a gold watch on one wrist and a gold bracelet on the other.’
    • ‘Usually, a woman also accessorizes with a bracelet, ring and necklace to go along with a brooch.’
    • ‘I then waited half an hour until the bracelet was adjusted to my size.’
    • ‘He was wearing a smart grey suit type jacket, grey trousers, white trainers and a gold bracelet on his wrist.’
    • ‘Exhibits include locally found Roman jewellery, among which is a bracelet and bronze brooch.’
    • ‘She was carrying a small black bag and wearing large silver hoop earrings and a rope bracelet.’
    • ‘He also has a silver ring on his right hand and a silver bracelet.’
    • ‘Automatically my fingers went to the bracelet around my wrist and played with it.’
    • ‘The woman also had a thin gold bracelet on her right wrist and had two rings on both her hands.’
    bangle, band, circlet, armlet, wristlet
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    1. 1.1braceletsinformal Handcuffs.
      • ‘Very shortly, the officer who had handcuffed Jim removed the bracelets and offered an apology.’
      • ‘Laguna Beach’s most infamous bad boy got yet another set of matching silver bracelets slapped on his wrists a few days ago, this time for trespassing and assault.’
      • ‘Moments later, the officer was again slapping a pair of handcuffs on the 23-year-old man, who had apparently just slipped free from bracelets another officer had snapped around his wrists 16 hours earlier.’
      handcuffs, shackles, chains, irons, fetters, restraints, bonds
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Late Middle English: from Old French, from bras ‘arm’, from Latin bracchium.