lavaliere

noun

la·​va·​liere ˌlä-və-ˈlir How to pronounce lavaliere (audio)
ˌla-
variants or less commonly lavalliere
: a pendant on a fine chain that is worn as a necklace

Examples of lavaliere in a Sentence

gave his girlfriend a golden lavaliere engraved with his name

Word History

Etymology

French lavallière necktie with a large knot

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lavaliere was in 1906

Dictionary Entries Near lavaliere

Cite this Entry

“Lavaliere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lavaliere. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

lavaliere

noun
la·​va·​liere
variants also lavalliere
: an ornament hanging from a chain that is worn around the neck

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