What does barrette mean?

Definitions for barrette
bəˈrɛtbar·rette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrettenoun

    a pin for holding women's hair in place

Wiktionary

  1. barrettenoun

    A clasp or clip for gathering and holding the hair.

  2. Etymology: From barrette, from barre, literally “small bar”.

Wikipedia

  1. barrette

    A barrette (American English), also known as a hair slide (British English), or a hair clip, is a clasp for holding hair in place. They are often made from metal or plastic and sometimes feature decorative fabric. In one type of barrette, a clasp is used to secure the barrette in place; the clasp opens when the two metal pieces at either side are pressed together.Barrettes are worn in several different ways partly according to their size, with small ones often used at the front and large ones in the back to hold more hair. They are used to keep hair out of the eyes, or to secure a bun, French twist, or ponytail. Short metal "clip" barrettes are sometimes used to pull back front pieces of hair. Barrettes are also sometimes used purely for decorative purposes, usually by women. Larger barrettes—as long as 3–4 in (8–10 cm)—are designed to pull back longer hair or a large amount of hair and are usually worn at the back of the head, often "tails up". If the intent is to pull hair back, the length of the barrette is not the only consideration; the width of the barrette also indicates approximately how much hair can be secured by it. Many other kinds of hair clips were invented in the 20th century. The ones that are more well-known are the elongated hair clip (seen at the top of the "Various types of hair clips" image) which was invented in 1972 by Marnie Bjornson and the simple bendy clip which works by snapping the clip from a concave to convex position, springing it into a locked position, or opening it. Several of these are seen in the image.

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  1. barrette

    A barrette is a hair accessory used to hold or gather hair in place. It typically consists of a clasp or pin that slides into place on either side of the hair. Barrettes come in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs, and can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.

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  1. Barrette

    A barrette is a clasp for holding hair in place. These clasps are often made from metal and/or plastic, and sometimes feature decorative fabric. In one type of barrette, a clasp is used to secure the barrette in place; the clasp opens when the two metal pieces at either side are pressed together. Barrettes are worn in different ways partly according to their size, with small ones often used at the front and large ones in the back to hold more hair. In some cases they are used to keep hair out of the eyes, or to secure a hairstyle such as a ponytail, but their use can also be purely ornamental. Short metal "clip" barrettes are sometimes used to pull back front pieces of hair. Barrettes are also sometimes used purely for decorative purposes. Larger barrettes are designed to pull back longer hair or a large amount of hair, and are usually worn at the back of the head. If the intent is to pull back hair, the length of the barrette is not the only consideration; the width of the barrette also indicates approximately how much hair can be secured by it.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BARRETTE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barrette is ranked #10748 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barrette surname appeared 2,969 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Barrette.

    78.4% or 2,329 total occurrences were White.
    7.5% or 223 total occurrences were Black.
    6.3% or 189 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.2% or 157 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 59 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrette in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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