brooch definition

  • noun:
    • a comparatively big ornamental pin or clasp.
    • A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
    • An ornament, in a variety of types, with a tongue, pin, or cycle for connecting it to a garment; now worn in the breast by females; a breastpin. Formerly worn by guys from the hat.
    • A painting all of one color, as a sepia artwork, or an India artwork.
    • An ornamental clasp composed of a pin and a projecting or addressing guard, employed for attaching the dress, or simply for screen.
    • A monotint, or picture in one single shade, as a sepia sketch.
    • a decorative pin worn by women
  • verb:
    • To decorate as with a brooch.
    • fasten with or like with a brooch
  • verb-transitive:
    • To adorn much like a brooch.
  • others:
    • To decorate with or as with a brooch or brooches.

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