Definition of Claddagh ring in English:

Claddagh ring

noun

  • A ring in the form of two hands clasping a heart, traditionally given in Ireland as a token of love.

    • ‘He moved closer and found a ring, a Claddagh ring to be exact.’
    • ‘Dick gave her a ring, one of the Claddagh rings from Ireland.’
    • ‘The traditional consumer market for Waterford Crystal, Claddagh rings, Aran knitwear and Connemara marble rosary beads continues to thrive and is worth €120 million a year.’
    • ‘It was a silver, Claddagh ring: a diamond set in the heart carried by two hands and topped by a crown studded with to smaller diamonds.’
    • ‘I bought my brothers their Claddagh rings on Patrick's Day at a little Irish shop in St. Paul.’

Origin

From the name of a small fishing village on the edge of Galway city.

Pronunciation:

Claddagh ring

/ˈkladə/