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 Style yours fully zipped as a turtleneck for more coverage, open for a reveal of decolletage, or layered over thin layers in cooler weather. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 27 Sep. 2021 But the decolletage didn’t leave much room for cargo capacity—a mere 74 liters in the front trunk, the frunk. Dan Neil, WSJ, 30 July 2021 The Undoing is a whodunnit about the murder of a woman found, by her fourth-grade son, with her decolletage displayed and her face in pieces. Eve Gerber, The Atlantic, 2 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 17 Aug. 2018 Your neck and decolletage deserve as much TLC as your mug. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, 13 July 2018 In the gala hallways, fashion was everywhere, as was decolletage. The Masked Observer, AL.com, 31 Jan. 2018 After the party were the after parties, and even more decolletage-friendly gown. Rachel Torgerson, Cosmopolitan, 9 Jan. 2017

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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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“Décolletage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9colletage. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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