- 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
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Examples from the Web for bangled
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
The coral set belongs to Elsie, and is presented by her godmother, and this bangled set is mine.Miss Dexie
- a bracelet, usually without a clasp, often worn high up round the arm or sometimes round the ankle
- a disc or charm hanging from a bracelet, necklace, etc
C19: from Hindi bangrī
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Word Origin and History for bangled
"ring-shaped bracelet," 1787, from Hindi bangri "colored glass bracelet or anklet."
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