Meaning of “engagement ring” in the English Dictionary

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"engagement ring" in English

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engagement ringnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt ˌrɪŋ/ us /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt ˌrɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • He looked and saw that she had slipped her engagement ring off her finger. 
  • I took off the beautiful diamond engagement ring you gave me, and put it in the pocketbook. 
  • On her wedding day a bride either leaves her engagement ring at home when she goes to church or wears it on her right hand. 
  • She kissed me in a fraternal manner, and I then saw that she wore an engagement ring. 
  • William was engaged now to his brunette, and had bought her an engagement ring that cost eight guineas. 

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

"engagement ring" in American English

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engagement ringnoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ·mənt ˌrɪŋ/

a ring given by a man to a woman as a formal sign that they have decided to get married

(Definition of “engagement ring” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)