An anklet is a piece of jewelry that you wear around your ankle. In India, it's common to wear silver or gold anklets, often on both ankles.

You can also call an anklet an "ankle bracelet." Anklets are sometimes made of precious metal like sterling silver, and sometimes of leather, beads, or woven embroidery floss. In India, anklets are called payal, and they are traditionally worn by brides. The word anklet is formed after the style of bracelet, from ankle, which comes from a root word meaning "to bend."

Definitions of anklet
  1. noun
    an ornament worn around the ankle
    synonyms: ankle bracelet
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    type of:
    bangle, bracelet
    jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
  2. noun
    a sock that reaches just above the ankle
    synonyms: anklets, bobbysock, bobbysocks
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    type of:
    hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
  3. noun
    a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle
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    type of:
    footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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