Meaning of bangle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbaŋɡ(ə)l/

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  • A rigid ornamental band worn round the arm or occasionally the ankle.

    ‘she rubbed the ivory bangle on her wrist’
    • ‘The trend has changed so radically that pretty, feminine summer dresses, hot tropical prints and sweet pastels look positively unfinished without necklaces, bangles, pendants and earrings.’
    • ‘Bentelli pieces are beautifully designed engagement ring rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and bangles in polished silver.’
    • ‘She was festooned with bangles, rings, necklaces, earrings and jewellery.’
    • ‘Jeweled earrings, necklaces, bangles and rings will be added according to taste.’
    • ‘On display are necklaces, large pendants, bangles, earrings, and rings set in brilliant coloured stones such as emeralds, rubies, and rose cut diamonds, all designed by the Ganjam Design Studio.’
    • ‘The 1990s have seen tremendous growth in this Indian market, much in the form of heavy-weight investment jewellery - bangles, ankle-rings and necklaces.’
    • ‘The collection included a wide range of jewellery such as necklaces, earrings, bangles, studs, broaches and mangalsutra.’
    • ‘From Rajasthan, the silver jewellers have on display a number of earrings, bangles and necklaces.’
    • ‘Lismore Jewel Centre has a range of gold and silver rings, watches, bracelets and necklets, bangles and earrings.’
    • ‘The range of display includes necklaces, bangles, pendants, coins, designer jewellery, birthstones and exquisite designer jewellery pieces.’
    • ‘Earrings, necklaces, bangles and bracelets are also available.’
    • ‘Gold-plated jewellery, silver ornaments, including anklets, earrings, necklaces and bangles studded with Hyderabad pearls were available.’
    • ‘The set, comprising a necklace, a pair of earrings, rings and bangles, is fashioned from 18 carat gold.’
    • ‘The diamonds were mounted on various items of gold and platinum jewellery, including rings, watches, bangles and necklaces.’
    • ‘Like their Asian Indian counterparts, Pakistani American women enjoy wearing gold ornaments or jewelry, including bangles, bracelets, rings, and necklaces.’
    • ‘Hereafter in this judgment I shall use the expression ‘the Set’ to refer to the necklace, the earrings and the two bangles.’
    • ‘The collection includes necklaces, earrings (chandelier earrings), rings, pendants, pendant sets, brooches, bangles and bracelets.’
    • ‘He was also wearing four gold rings, a gold bangle and gold necklace.’
    • ‘Be bold and brash in your grunge gear with loop earrings and big bangles or add chic to your feet by returning to the simple pointed court shoe or stiletto.’
    • ‘Some men wore red tartan skirts and adornments of beads, leopard skin head bands and bangles.’
    bracelet, wristlet, anklet, armlet, slave bangle
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Late 18th century from Hindi baṅglī ‘glass bracelet’.