jewelry

[ joo-uhl-ree, jool-ree ]
/ ˈdʒu əl ri, ˈdʒul ri /

noun

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.

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Also especially British, jew·el·ler·y .

Origin of jewelry

1300–50; Middle English juelrie<Anglo-French juelerie, equivalent to jueljewel + -erie-ery

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jewelry

jewelry , Jewry, jury
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Example sentences from the Web for jewelry

  • The torso was enveloped in silver-threaded damask, which was crusted with jewelleries and bordered with marten.

    L-bas|J. K. Huysmans