a rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp.

1780–90; < Hindi banglī, variant of bangrī glass ring, armlet

bangled, adjective
unbangled, adjective Unabridged
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bangle (ˈbæŋɡəl)
1.  a bracelet, usually without a clasp, often worn high up round the arm or sometimes round the ankle
2.  a disc or charm hanging from a bracelet, necklace, etc
[C19: from Hindi bangrī]

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Word Origin & History

"ring-shaped bracelet," 1787, from Hindi bangri "colored glass bracelet or anklet."
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Example sentences
The chili bangle adornment located between the two cups lights up when a comfortable temperature is achieved.
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