lock·​et | \ ˈlä-kət How to pronounce locket (audio) \

Definition of locket

: a small case usually of precious metal that has space for a memento and that is worn typically suspended from a chain or necklace

Examples of locket in a Sentence

She kept her husband's picture in her locket.
Recent Examples on the Web Look out for this locket displayed with the Horcrux props: created by @minalima, who were inspired by 18th-century Spanish jewellery. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Snape Had a Secret Reference to Slytherin Hidden on His Cloak in the "Harry Potter" Films," 26 Feb. 2020 And that's not all -- McDonald's also released a line of merchandise which includes mittens, calendars, lockets, t-shirts, stickers and pins, all for its biggest Quarter Pounder fanatics. Francisco Guzman And Brian Ries, CNN, "McDonald's is making scented candles that smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients," 20 Feb. 2020 On the block will be a pair of 19th century natural pearl earrings and a mid-19th century ruby and diamond heart locket pendant, which is rumored to contain a lock of her husband's hair. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Christie's is Auctioning Jewels Belonging to Eugénie, the Last Empress of France," 19 Nov. 2019 Show producer Lee Rivlin of Deerfield said the musical’s hero, Annie, appeared at a New York orphanage as an infant with half a locket and a note from her parents. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "“Annie” gives actors a chance to stretch, re-imagine a classic musical," 24 Nov. 2019 Monica Rich Kosann’s locket necklace is a sentimental piece of jewelry that holds two small pictures inside, and would make a thoughtful gift for graduation, Mother’s Day, or a birthday—and would become a family heirloom for generations. Vogue, "The Fall Items to Invest in Now—and Keep Forever," 1 Oct. 2019 Within this locket there were two small portrait miniatures, which were unfortunately damaged in the 1970s. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Tiara Designed for a Romanov Coronation Goes on Display," 8 July 2019 Their relationship highlights included cute award show PDA, a sweet anniversary locket, and one very romantic island vacation. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "Is Taylor Swift's Most Brutal Breakup Track About Calvin Harris?," 24 Aug. 2019 The men run, though Cassidy grabs Veronica’s locket off her neck first, prompting Archie to chase him. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 2 Episode 14: A Weekend in the Woods," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of locket

1679, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for locket

Middle French loquet latch, from Middle Dutch loke; akin to Old English loc

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The first known use of locket was in 1679

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30 Mar 2020

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“Locket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locket. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of locket

: a small case that is usually worn on a chain around a person's neck


lock·​et | \ ˈlä-kət How to pronounce locket (audio) \

Kids Definition of locket

: a small ornamental case usually worn on a chain

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