Jewellery meaning

jo͝oəlrē, jo͝olrē
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Jewellery is defined as the British spelling for fashion accessories made of gems and precious metals.

An example of jewellery is a pair of earrings.

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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) Collectively, personal ornamentation such as rings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets, made of precious metals and sometimes set with gemstones.

She had more jewellery ornamented about her than any three ladies needed.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jewellery
Plural:
jewelleries

Origin of jewellery

  • From the word jewel, which was anglicized from the Old French jouel, and beyond that, to the Vulgar Latin word *jocale.

    From Wiktionary