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    jewelry & jewellery

    I have checked with dictionaries of the words 'jewelry & jewellery' where the given meanings looked quite the same to me.

    1. Are the meanings of 'jewelry & jewellery' really the same?
    2. Can they be interchangeable in terms of usage?
    3. Would you explain with examples?
    Tks / ju

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    Smile Re: jewelry & jewellery

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I have checked with dictionaries of the words 'jewelry & jewellery' where the given meanings looked quite the same to me.

    1. Are the meanings of 'jewelry & jewellery' really the same?
    2. Can they be interchangeable in terms of usage?
    3. Would you explain with examples?
    Tks / ju
    Jewelry is the American spelling of jewellery [BrE]. That's the only difference.

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    Re: jewelry & jewellery

    And there's no significant difference in pronunciation either. The Cockney Rhyming Slang 'tom' suggests that the pronunciation at one time rhymed with 'tom foolery', but the Br English pronunciation now matches the American spelling.

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