décolletage

noun
dé·​col·​le·​tage | \ (ˌ)dā-ˌkä-lə-ˈtäzh How to pronounce décolletage (audio) , (ˌ)dā-ˌkȯl-ˈtäzh, ˌde-klə- \

Definition of décolletage

1 : the low-cut neckline of a dress
2 : a dress having a low-cut neckline
3 : bust entry 1 sense 2 exposing too much of her décolletage

Examples of décolletage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her heyday, Babitz had often been written off as an insubstantial party girl — as famous for her decolletage (legendary) and her conquests (also legendary) as her work. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: The return of Eve Babitz," 8 Oct. 2019 Literally nothing—the kind of skin-centric irreverence that comes with the August territory in the form of a plunging decolletage. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Blake Lively Says Goodbye to Baby Blonde, Hello to a Rich New Honey Brown Hair Color," 17 Aug. 2018 Your neck and decolletage deserve as much TLC as your mug. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor," 13 July 2018 In the gala hallways, fashion was everywhere, as was decolletage. The Masked Observer, AL.com, "The Masked Observer discovers a lot of Eastern Shore energy with the Pierrettes," 31 Jan. 2018 After the party were the after parties, and even more decolletage-friendly gown. Rachel Torgerson, Cosmopolitan, "See the Sexiest Cleavage Looks From the Golden Globes," 9 Jan. 2017 Literally nothing—the kind of skin-centric irreverence that comes with the August territory in the form of a plunging decolletage. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Blake Lively Says Goodbye to Baby Blonde, Hello to a Rich New Honey Brown Hair Color," 17 Aug. 2018 In fact, dermatologists consider the face and neck as a part of one skin unit because your decolletage is susceptible to the same signs of skin damage. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor," 13 July 2018 Your neck and decolletage deserve as much TLC as your mug. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of décolletage

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for décolletage

French, action of cutting or wearing a low neckline, from décolleter — see décolleté entry 1

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The first known use of décolletage was in 1894

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“Décolletage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9colletage. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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décolletage

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of décolletage

: the top of a woman's dress, blouse, etc., that is cut very low so the top of the woman's breasts can be seen

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