locket

noun lock·et \ ˈlä-kət \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

  1. She kept her husband's picture in her locket.

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Origin and Etymology of locket

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


LOCKET Defined for English Language Learners

locket

noun

Definition of locket for English Language Learners

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


LOCKET Defined for Kids

locket

noun lock·et \ ˈlä-kət \

Definition of locket for Students

: a small ornamental case usually worn on a chain


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