Meaning of “amulet” in the English Dictionary

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"amulet" in British English

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amuletnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæm.jə.lət/ us /ˈæm.jə.lət/

an object worn because it is believed to protect against evil, disease, or unhappiness

Examples from literature

  • Of blue and purple and pale gold are the mantles that they wear, And for plumes they carry amulets that dangle high in air. 
  • That is the amulet the devotee would have. 
  • There had been in their family a very sacred heirloom in the form of an amulet or charm. 
  • There was a little cluster of amulets and seals. 
  • Thus doubly precious, I cherished them as holy amulets, made sacred by the living as well as the dead. 

(Definition of “amulet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)