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bead

 
 
pronunciation:
bid
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, round object made of material such as glass, wood, or plastic. A bead has a small hole through its center so it can be put on a string to make necklaces or to decorate clothing.
She was wearing a necklace made of pretty glass beads.
 
similar words:
wampum
definition 2: any small, round object, such as a drop of liquid or a gas bubble.
Beads of rain covered the window.
synonyms:
drop
similar words:
bubble, dab, dot
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: beads, beading, beaded
definition: to decorate with beads.
She beaded the shirt with Native American designs.
similar words:
adorn, decorate, ornament, trim
derivation: beadlike (adj.)
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  jewelry, mollusk