[ bang-guh l ]
/ ˈbæŋ gəl /


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 forms

ban·gled, adjectiveun·ban·gled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bangle


/ (ˈbæŋɡəl) /


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

Word Origin for bangle

C19: from Hindi bangrī
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