What does bangle mean?

bangle meaning in General Dictionary

a decorative circlet of cup gold silver or any other product used mainly by women upon the wrist or ankle a ring bracelet It differs from other bracelets in-being rigid rather than articulated contrary to bracelets made from backlinks

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  • To waste by little and small to fritter away
  • cheap showy jewelry or decoration on clothing
  • jewelry worn across the wrist for decoration
  • To waste by little and little; to fritter away.
  • An ornamental circlet, of glass, silver, gold, or other product, donned by feamales in Asia and Africa, plus various other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a band bracelet.

bangle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"ring-shaped bracelet," 1787, from Hindi bangri "coloured glass bracelet or anklet."


bangle meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To waste by little and little; to fritter away.

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  • (letter.) An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other product, worn by women in Asia and Africa, and in some other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet.

Sentence Examples with the word bangle

His religion requires the Sikh to carry five articles - kes, the knot of hair on the head; the kanga, a comb; the kard, a knife; the kach, a pair of short trousers peculiar to the Sikh; and the khara, an iron bangle on the wrist.

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