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Definition of "bric-a-brac" [bric•-a brac]

  • Small, usually ornamental objects valued for their antiquity, rarity, originality, or sentimental associations. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bric-a-brac" in a sentence
  • "The cafe is dark with wood panels, a low bar with a mirrored rear wall, loads of ancient bric-a-brac, and pictures and maps of old Spandau, which was already a sizable town back when Berlin was a mere pup of a village."
  • "There are two large main bars with nooks and crannies leading off, all cluttered with ancient bric-a-brac."
  • "They were forced to commute from building to building in bright orange inflatable life rafts taken from the airplanes, rowing past floating office equipment and assorted military bric-a-brac."