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engagement ring

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noun
  1. a ring, often a diamond, given by a man to his fiancée at the time of their engagement as a token of their betrothal.
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Origin of engagement ring

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for engagement ring

Historical Examples

  • He offered me an engagement-ring, and I refused it; yet he made you believe we were engaged.

    Put Yourself in His Place

    Charles Reade

  • She had a beautiful band of pearls on one finger: was it an engagement-ring?

    A Reversion To Type

    Josephine Daskam

  • The first croak was, that the bridegroom sent back his engagement-ring.

  • "Let me look at your engagement-ring, Aunt Charlotte," she said, noticing her own.

    Night and Day

    Virginia Woolf

  • Well, will you wear that as an engagement-ring, if I give it to you?

    Prince Fortunatus

    William Black


British Dictionary definitions for engagement ring

engagement ring

noun
  1. a ring given by a man to a woman as a token of their betrothal
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