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bangle

[bang-guh l]
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noun
  1. a rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp.

Origin of bangle

1780–90; < Hindi banglī, variant of bangrī glass ring, armlet
Related formsban·gled, adjectiveun·ban·gled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bangled

Historical Examples

  • A woman, veiled and bangled, climbed aboard just then, and I understood.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • The silken frou-frou of their skirts and the tinkling of their bangled bracelets broke the stillness.

    Their Son; The Necklace

    Eduardo Zamacois

  • The coral set belongs to Elsie, and is presented by her godmother, and this bangled set is mine.

    Miss Dexie

    Stanford Eveleth


British Dictionary definitions for bangled

bangle

noun
  1. a bracelet, usually without a clasp, often worn high up round the arm or sometimes round the ankle
  2. a disc or charm hanging from a bracelet, necklace, etc

Word Origin

C19: from Hindi bangrī
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Word Origin and History for bangled

bangle

n.

"ring-shaped bracelet," 1787, from Hindi bangri "colored glass bracelet or anklet."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper