Definition of love beads in English:

love beads

noun

  • A necklace of small beads, especially as worn by hippies in the 1960s as a symbol of peace and goodwill.

    • ‘A bit of ethnic jewellery - some love beads, an elephant-hair bracelet - always goes down well, as does a gold signet ring on the pinkie.’
    • ‘Accompanied by her publicist, the slender, exotic young woman with long dark hair in a high ponytail is dressed in a white tank top, green love beads, lacy miniskirt, and backless pumps.’
    • ‘My main project this year has been a porcelain chandelier which was heavily influenced by the beautiful shape of love beads.’
    • ‘Leo, my parents are hippies, they wear love beads and listen to Pink Floyd.’
    • ‘His home, in California, is festooned with rainbows and chimes and peace dolls and love beads.’
    • ‘From the bell-bottoms he wore, to the love beads around his neck, Angel looked like the perfect flower child.’
    • ‘The affable son of a carpet factory manager, Adam dropped out of accountancy studies, became a hippy and entered the world of business via the unconventional route of selling love beads in the Irish city of Cork.’
    • ‘The great and banal truth of the New Hollywood is that for all the cant, the drama, the love beads, the hot tubs, the jump cuts, the acid and dope, the New wasn't all that different from the Old.’
    • ‘There was even the hint of love beads threading a shifting rivulet into the well of her cleavage.’
    • ‘There were kaftans, paisley shirts, bell-bottoms, tight pants, short skirts, long hair, false eyelashes, painted faces, John Lennon sunglasses, fake pearls, mood rings and love beads.’
    • ‘She has a sweet personality and I get the impression that she's the type who likes collecting crystals and love beads and messes around with things like auras and acupuncture.’
    • ‘Love beads were all you needed for the complete hippie look.’
    • ‘Lava lamps, love beads and long hair too often obscure our perception of what actually happened.’
    • ‘Recently I've been thinking about the 1960s, that heavenly decade of lava lamps, love beads, transistor radios, mini-skirts, flower power and men on the moon.’
    • ‘But the man doesn't wear pukka shells or love beads and he isn't a lifetime member of the Donovan fan club.’