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prayer beads

[prair] /prɛər/
plural noun
a rosary.
Origin of prayer beads
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for prayer beads
  • Lots of people spin the prayer wheels with prayer beads in their hands.
  • Here's a video of us hanging up prayer flags, while holding on to our prayer beads.
  • The sound of clicking prayer beads made a worried tick in the landowners' hands.
  • We had inventoried our desires, caressing and counting them as if they were prayer beads.
British Dictionary definitions for prayer beads

prayer beads

plural noun
(RC Church) the beads of the rosary
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