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a rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp.
Contemporary Examples

She wore a low-cut pink dress and bangle bracelets up both arms, her hair properly poufed.
The Helen Gurley Brown I Knew John Searles August 14, 2012

People are wearing garbage bags on runways—why not wear a roll of tape as a bangle?
Can the Penny Chic Fashion Blog Make Walmart Chic? Isabel Wilkinson March 21, 2011

Historical Examples

At last, in evil moment, the most angelic, sylph-like form came all too near our friend who wore the bangle.
The Argosy Various

Mahmat took the bangle eagerly and hid it in the folds of his waist-cloth.
Almayer’s Folly Joseph Conrad

“But here’s a bangle,” I said, slipping my one bit of jewellery off my arm.
Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O’Malley C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

When the bangle was handed in to her she seized it, but not very graciously.
Girls of the True Blue L. T. Meade

She found it impossible to speak, with that burning grasp on the wrist where the bangle had been.
The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton

But first the sergeant in command of the squad removed the bangle from his wrist.
Local Color Irvin S. Cobb

Mark shook his head, but the little fellow thrust the bangle into his hand and looked at him enquiringly.
Dead Man’s Land George Manville Fenn

It was told me after I had restored the bangle you so nearly lost.
A Cabinet Secret Guy Boothby

a bracelet, usually without a clasp, often worn high up round the arm or sometimes round the ankle
a disc or charm hanging from a bracelet, necklace, etc

“ring-shaped bracelet,” 1787, from Hindi bangri “colored glass bracelet or anklet.”


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