Definition of bangle in English:



  • A rigid bracelet or anklet.

    • ‘Twist 14-gauge wire into spiral formations to bang out copper bangle bracelets assembly-line style.’
    • ‘Nestled into the gleaming array of jeweled beauties were my weakness, bangle bracelets.’
    • ‘I met Claire when she walked over to me with all of her gel bracelets and rainbow bangles.’
    • ‘Scottie gave Charlie a cosmetic bag that his mom had picked out, and Sara's present was a silver plated bangle bracelet.’
    • ‘During the fifth or seventh month of their pregnancy, women receive bangles or bracelets from their husband's families.’
    • ‘Her hammered copper bracelets and bangles (priced between $30 and $350) are wearable pieces of modern art.’
    • ‘Like most classical dancers, they were heavily made-up, brightly costumed, and adorned with bangles, bell anklets, earrings, and rings.’
    • ‘Avoid wearing bangles or bracelets and pick a stunning ring instead.’
    • ‘I tried a few different accessories - some rings, a necklace, and bangle bracelets - but none of them seemed to fit.’
    • ‘She finished getting ready by putting on her favorite necklace and some bangle bracelets.’
    • ‘At Obigwe, pottery again proved to be the predominant find, along with a pipe bowl, burnt kernels, and a broken copper bangle.’
    • ‘The Indian-inspired glittery bangle is back and adds some pizzazz to any look - they can be picked up relatively cheap, and you need several to get the look down.’
    • ‘The most expensive thing we stole was this big, pink bangle which cost around $18 dollars.’
    • ‘It was a gold plated solid bangle with starburst patterns.’
    • ‘Amono's anklet turned to a bangle of solid amber which had once been sap, the lifeblood of trees.’
    • ‘She had on a gold watch, a couple of gold rings and bangle bracelets, and her locket.’
    • ‘Whatever your tastes and whatever your budget, there is an enormous choice of bracelets and bangles to suit everyone.’
    • ‘Three gold bangle bracelets were on her left wrist, and two on her right.’
    • ‘‘Hey,’ she said, extending a hand and revealing an arm full of bangles and homemade bracelets.’
    • ‘I added lots of bangles and bracelets and I wore this outfit with a pair of my platforms, black of course.’
    bracelet, wristlet, anklet, armlet, slave bangle
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Late 18th century: from Hindi baṅglī glass bracelet.