Examples of cleavage in a Sentence
The dress is cut low enough to reveal a lot of cleavage.
the cleavage between the rich and poor
the cleavages of an egg as an embryo develops
Recent Examples of cleavage from the Web
Inside, there were more pictures featuring perfect makeup, a glittering gold evening gown, retro ivory lingerie, contoured cleavage and legs stretched long like Marlene Dietrich.
Some used the article to point out the double standard women often face, by highlighting another article claiming Miley Cyrus was showing too much cleavage.
Most likely, this edict was put into place to eliminate the presence of cleavage.
The resulting tensions have, for the past decades, opened up the most decisive political cleavage in much of Western Europe.
Her slim figure was on display too, wearing a midriff and cleavage-bearing black jumpsuit with peep-toe heels.
The design adds a cool geometric effect to the bikini while simultaneously acting as a push-up bra, with its pointiest edge sitting right smack in the middle of the wearer's cleavage.
A little cleavage won't hurt, either, but do yourself a favor and don't throw it all out there.
This ideological cleavage within the GOP complicates McConnell’s ability to cobble a deal.
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First Known Use of cleavage
Synonymsbifurcation, breakup, separation, dissolution, disunion, division, fractionalization, fractionation, partition, schism, scission, split, sundering
Related Wordsbreach, rupture; divorce, severance; decomposition, disassembly, dismemberment, segmentation, subdivision; atomization, dichotomization, polarization; diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestration
Near Antonymsassemblage, association; attachment, conjunction, connection, link, linkage, linkup; aggregation, combination, consolidation, fusion
CLEAVAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cleavage for English Language Learners
: the space between a woman's breasts especially when it can be easily seen
: a division between two things or groups
: the act of splitting apart
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