American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small clasp for holding the hair in place.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The crossbar in the hilt of old rapiers over which the forefinger was placed.
- n. a pin for holding women's hair in place
- From French barrette, from barre ("bar") + -ette, literally “small bar”. (Wiktionary)
- French, diminutive of barre, bar, from Old French; see bar1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While Ms. Gilbert conceded that the effect creates "an innocent look, almost like a little girl's hair," she also pointed out that "a barrette like those made by Rodarte is more like jewelry, a piece of art that you can wear — it's more sophisticated," which is all the encouragement we grown women need to attempt this at home.”
“Thanks to numerous and adorable spring runway moments, the fashion backward barrette has become the unexpected toast of the beauty season.”
“No matter the technique, a barrette leaves a light-hearted, youthful impression.”
“A modern look could also mean creating a sexy low side ponytail held together with a sparkly barrette.”
“P.S. Would you look for my silver barrette and mail it to me?”
“She puts her hands up to the side of her head, her fingers across her silver barrette.”
“In our tests, we found a hair barrette with a high level of total cadmium.”
“Not wearing a hat or adding on a hair accessory, even something as simple as a tortoise shell barrette, could get you reprimanded.”
“She wore a plaid dress, blue stockings and a white barrette.”
“I was thinking that I could hot glue them to a barrette or sew them to a sweater or scarf.”
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