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brooch

 (brōch, bro͞och) also broach (brōch)
n.
A piece of jewelry that is worn on a piece of clothing, attached with a pin that clasps shut.

[Middle English broche, pointed tool, brooch, pin; see broach1.]

brooch

(brəʊtʃ)
n
(Jewellery) an ornament with a hinged pin and catch, worn fastened to clothing
[C13: from Old French broche; see broach1]

brooch

(broʊtʃ, brutʃ)

also broach



n.
a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
[1175–1225; Middle English broche broach]

brooch

pin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brooch - a decorative pin worn by womenbrooch - a decorative pin worn by women  
pin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
sunburst - a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun
Verb1.brooch - fasten with or as if with a brooch
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

brooch

noun badge, pin, clip, fastening, clasp a sapphire brooch
Translations
بروشدَبّوس، مَشْبَك صِدْر للزينَه
brož
broche
rintakoru
broš
melltűbross
brjóstnál
ブローチ
브로치
sagė
piespraudesakta
brošňa
zaponka
brosch
เข็มกลัด
ghim hoa cài áo

brooch

[brəʊtʃ] Nprendedor m, broche m; (ancient) → fíbula f

brooch

[ˈbrəʊtʃ] nbroche f

brooch

nBrosche f

brooch

[brəʊtʃ] nspilla, fermaglio

brooch

(brəutʃ) noun
a decoration, especially for a woman's dress, fastened by a pin. She wore a brooch on the collar of her dress.

brooch

بروش brož broche Brosche διακοσμητική καρφίτσα broche rintakoru broche broš fermaglio ブローチ 브로치 broche brosje broszka broche брошь brosch เข็มกลัด broş ghim hoa cài áo 胸针
References in classic literature ?
A set of silver filagree was added, bracelets, necklace, brooch, and even earrings, for Hortense tied them on with a bit of pink silk which did not show.
But she -- the naughty baggage -- little will she care what they put upon the bodice of her gown Why, look you, she may cover it with a brooch, or such like.
She had on her best black dress and cap, and her collar was fastened with a large brooch with a picture of a man's face on it.
The object in question was an ancient casket (one of his father's bargains); inside the casket reposed an old-fashioned carbuncle brooch, set in silver (another of his father's bargains) -- bridal presents both, possessing the inestimable merit of leaving his money undisturbed in his pocket.
A seal or two, a pencil-case, a pair of sleeve-buttons, and a brooch of no great value, were all.
They were dressed alike, but this sister wore her dress with a more youthful air than the other; and perhaps had a trifle more frill, or tucker, or brooch, or bracelet, or some little thing of that kind, which made her look more lively.
I judged him to be a bachelor from the frayed condition of his linen, and he appeared to have sustained a good many bereavements; for, he wore at least four mourning rings, besides a brooch representing a lady and a weeping willow at a tomb with an urn on it.
Then raising from their lacquered gloom Old keepsakes, tokens of undying love, A golden hair-pin, an enamel brooch, She bids him bear them to her lord.
It had twelve beautifully made brooch pins of pure gold with which to fasten it.
Frances went into an inner room to take off her bonnet, and she came out a model of frugal neatness, with her well-fitting black stuff dress, so accurately defining her elegant bust and taper waist, with her spotless white collar turned back from a fair and shapely neck, with her plenteous brown hair arranged in smooth bands on her temples, and in a large Grecian plait behind: ornaments she had none--neither brooch, ring, nor ribbon; she did well enough without them --perfection of fit, proportion of form, grace of carriage, agreeably supplied their place.
Father Jove," said she, "do not be angry with me, but I think the Cyprian must have been persuading some one of the Achaean women to go with the Trojans of whom she is so very fond, and while caressing one or other of them she must have torn her delicate hand with the gold pin of the woman's brooch.
The brooch itself is of most curious art, Cellini never made a fairer thing To please the great Lorenzo.