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A band or bracelet worn on the wrist, typically as an ornament.
- ‘Bid adieu to dainty wristlets when you're hitting the trails, swimming laps or squeezing in a set at the gym.’
- ‘We bought the wristlets there, and pledged our best friendship forever.’
- ‘To Philip Glass's pulsating score for the film Mishima, the dancers, in slate-blue cut-offs and unitards, red wristlets, and a red circle drawn around one eye, shot through the light-infused landscape.’
- ‘All wore a loose black robe from neck to ground, with only a jade-studded belt and wristlet for decoration.’
- ‘He had wristlets on his arms, but otherwise they were unprotected.’
- ‘Consequently, more elaborate beadwork, such necklaces, wristlets, anklets, aprons, vests, hats, and chest pieces, came to be associated with the status of a married man.’
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