jewellery
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) enPR jo͞oʹəlrē IPA: /ˈdʒuːəlɹi/, /ˈdʒuːlɹi/
  • (alternate UK pronunciation) enPR jo͞oʹələrē IPA: /ˈdʒuːələɹi/, /ˈdʒuːləɹi/ (this pronunciation gives rise to the Cockney rhyming slang tomfoolery)
Noun

jewellery (uncountable)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling) 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.
    Synonyms: tom, tomfoolery
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