bangle

A bangle is an inflexible but loose-fitting bracelet, worn alone or with many other bangles, on your wrist. Bollywood dancers are often outfitted with many gold bangles.

A bangle is generally made out of some hard material like gold, silver, wood, plastic, or ivory. In most parts of South Asia, bangles are very commonly worn by women — there are special bangles that a bride, for example, traditionally wears at her wedding. In Hinduism, it's actually considered bad luck for a bride not to wear bangles. The root of bangle is the Hindi word bangri, "colored glass bracelet or anklet."

Definitions of bangle
  1. noun
    jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
    synonyms: bracelet
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    types:
    ankle bracelet, anklet
    an ornament worn around the ankle
    armilla
    (archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
    type of:
    jewellery, jewelry
    an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
  2. noun
    cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    synonyms: bauble, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, trinket
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    type of:
    adornment
    a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
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