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

n jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration

ankle bracelet, anklet
an ornament worn around the ankle
(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)

n cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

bauble, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, trinket
Type of:
a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

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