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English definition of “bead”

bead

noun [C] (JEWELLERY)    /biːd/
a small , coloured , often round piece of plastic , wood , glass , etc. with a hole through it. It is usually put on a string with a lot of others to make jewellery : She wore a necklace of brightly coloured wooden beads.Jewellery
(Definition of bead noun (JEWELLERY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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