locket

noun
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

Around my neck is my poesy ring 'adventure' necklace, with a locket holding my secret messages. Will Kahn, Town & Country, "How to Layer Necklaces," 8 Mar. 2019 And these letters show a range of female love celebrated through not only letter exchanges, but floral gifts, pies, breads, and hair lockets. Sara Petersen, Vox, "Why do we stop giving meaningful gifts to our friends?," 3 Dec. 2018 There’s a small detail that’s crucial for getting a Sabrina costume right, according to Shipka: her golden locket. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Why The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration," 25 Oct. 2018 Today, that locket's been there for every big life event that's happened in the past five years. Lily Herman, Woman's Day, "My Grandfather's Death Inspired Me to Bike Across America," 26 Feb. 2016 As a bonus, check out this locket necklace, which looks like the gift Harvey gives Sabrina in the first ep! Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "5 Last-Minute "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Halloween Costumes That Are Totally Spellbinding," 30 Oct. 2018 At the Pembrooke, Veronica gets ready and contemplates herself in the mirror before turning her gaze to the locket Archie gave her for Christmas. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 2 Episode 19: Did Betty Learn Who the Black Hood Is?," 26 Apr. 2018 Police revealed Ngor gave up his Rolex watch to the thieves but refused to hand over a gold locket with a picture of his late wife. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Murder of 'Killing Fields' star Haing Ngor still haunts detective: 'I didn’t have any answers'," 26 June 2018 Annoushka Kate Middleton’s go-to jeweler, Annoushka Ducas, has decided to celebrate the royal nuptials with a limited-edition diamond and gold locket charm. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, "Royal Jewelers Celebrate Royal Wedding with Limited-Edition Collections: See the Photos!," 17 May 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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locket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of locket

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

locket

noun
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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