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bangle

[bang-guh l] /ˈbæŋ gəl/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Hindi banglī, variant of bangrī glass ring, armlet
Related forms
bangled, adjective
unbangled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bangled

bangle

/ˈbæŋɡəl/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi bangrī
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Word Origin and History for bangled

bangle

n.

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

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