prayer beads

a rosary.

1620–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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prayer beads (prɛə)
pl n
RC Church the beads of the rosary

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Example sentences
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.
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