a clasp for holding a woman's or girl's hair in place.
- barrette , beret
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How to use barrette in a sentence
He had on tan pants and a white T-shirt, had a goatee, and his overgrown hair was held back to one side with a barrette.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life | Alex Belth | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One man was holding his sleeping toddler whose barrette was falling out of her hair from a long day of dancing next to the palace.
She reached up as she spoke to fasten back her curls with the shell barrette that usually held them at the back of her neck.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
The King was so indignant that he was very near refusing him the barrette.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete | Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
Barthélemy barrette asked me, on the day after that unbought feast at Royaulieu.A Monk of Fife | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for barrette
a clasp or pin for holding women's hair in place
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