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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A pin for holding women's hair in place.

Usage examples (36)
  • Amid the wreckage, I spotted something-a barrette.
  • But on the runway this season, the barrette is back!
  • She adjusted the sterling silver barrette in her hair.
  • She had to hold a black barrette in place in her hair. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Her "barret" (small cap) had a "barre" (pattern of colored stripes) pattern, while her "beret" (small cap from France) was dotted and worn over her "barrette" (hair clasp).
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