a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
- Also broach.
- un·brooch, verb (used with object)
- broach, brooch
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How to use brooch in a sentence
Throughout her career, Albright was known for wearing brooches or decorative pins to convey her foreign policy messages.
The brooch was among “approximately 25 jewelry and art items Gray consigned” to Doyle from 2015 to 2020, according to the affidavit.Missing jewels and art: A lawsuit against a retired professor is ruffling the well-to-do from Georgetown to Newport, R.I. | Paul Schwartzman | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
Bird feathers came from a pillow or bedding, which along with brooches placed in the grave were associated with females, the researchers suspect.A 1,000-year-old grave may have held a powerful nonbinary person | Bruce Bower | August 16, 2021 | Science News
Emus are such a great shape, and I think I remember finding an Art Deco emu-shaped brooch or something as inspiration, which kind of sealed the deal for me.Finding these artful animals around Capitol Hill is as easy as ABC | Fritz Hahn | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
You don’t need to read brooches to know that Nabiullina is a talented economist, managing everything from a flood of economic sanctions from the West to an overwhelming dependence on oil and gas at a time the world is shifting to clean fuels.Buckle Up: Where Interest Rates Are Taking the Economy | Sean Culligan | July 6, 2021 | Ozy
Kate wore a gold shamrock Cartier brooch pinned to her chest.More Kids Planned Kate? No, One is Enough, At The Moment... | Tom Sykes | March 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was figure-hugging with ruched sides and a deep neckline, and like Ryan, Biden accessorized with a big brooch.Janna Ryan and Jill Biden's Style At The Vice Presidential Debates 2012 | Isabel Wilkinson | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She wears a green peplum dress, long dangling earrings and a giant brooch.Meet Lanvin’s Unlikely New Face, Jacquie Tajah Murdock | Isabel Wilkinson | July 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I find a beautiful piece, an antique butterfly brooch, inside the store of local jewelry designer Pu Shi.Frida Giannini, Gucci’s Creative Director, Visits Shanghai (PHOTOS) | Frida Giannini | April 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The diamond Prince of Wales feathers brooch was modified by Diana to be worn as a necklace.
At her bosom she wore a great brooch, containing intertwined locks of a grandfather and grandmother long since defunct.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Her neck-band was thrown open, because she had given away the brooch, with which she used to fasten it.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
And while she clasped the diamond-studded brooch in front of her white throat she glanced round the room for a mirror.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
In the same way, my lady was as the brooch; yet it was not she who caused me wo, but it was He who endowed her with beauty.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
People remark, nevertheless, that she wears a splendid brooch, which she takes special care to conceal from her husbands eyes.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
British Dictionary definitions for brooch
an ornament with a hinged pin and catch, worn fastened to clothing
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