[joo-uh l-ree, jool-ree]
- articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment.
- any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like.
Also especially British, jew·el·ler·y.
Origin of jewelry
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Examples from the Web for jewellery
She will wear it; it will make her a little piece of jewellery.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Carriages, jewellery, apartments, exactly as you parted with them.
What do I want with jewellery, or a fine house, and servants to follow me about as if I were a Cardinal?
It was rather high in the neck, and all the jewellery she wore was a single brooch.The White Lie
William Le Queux
Besides, there were rings and things in the packet—his dead wife's jewellery.The Shrieking Pit
Arthur J. Rees
- objects that are worn for personal adornment, such as bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc, considered collectively
- the art or business of a jeweller
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Word Origin and History for jewellery
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