Definition of 'bead'
Example sentences containing 'bead'
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The windows were shuttered, but a cold breeze was coming through them, stirring the long bead curtains. KARA KUSH (2002)Grabbing Posy's arm she pulled her through the bead curtain. TICKLED PINK (2002)Sweat began to bead on her forehead and I tore off the blankets. BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
Trends of 'bead'
Used Occasionally. bead is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'bead'
British English: bead /biːd/ NOUN
Beads are small pieces of coloured glass, wood, or plastic with a hole through the middle which are used for jewellery or decoration.
...a string of beads.
- American English: bead
- Arabic: خَرَزَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: contas
- Chinese: 珠子
- Croatian: kuglica
- Czech: korálek
- Danish: perle
- Dutch: kraal
- European Spanish: cuenta collar
- Finnish: helmi puu-, muovi- etc.
- French: perle bijou
- German: Perle
- Greek: χάντρα
- Italian: perlina
- Japanese: ビーズ
- Korean: 구슬
- Norwegian: perle
- Polish: koralik
- European Portuguese: contas
- Romanian: mărgea
- Russian: бусина
- Spanish: cuenta bola ensartada
- Swedish: glaspärla
- Thai: ลูกปัด
- Turkish: boncuk
- Ukrainian: намистина
- Vietnamese: hạt chuỗi
Definition of bead from the Collins English Dictionary
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