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 For a new locket collection, the designer is donating 10 percent of all sales to Baan Dek Foundation to help Thailand's children in need, a charitable cause close to the designer's heart. Ty Gaskins, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pattaraphan Is the Sustainable Jewelry Brand Loved by Bella and Gigi Hadid," 4 Dec. 2020 Donna Montgomery helps her daughter Kenna Allen untangle a necklace with a locket containing ashes of her baby, Treasure. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "Her pregnancy was already high risk. Then she gave birth on a ventilator.," 10 June 2020 Though these products may sound strange, bereavement keepsakes made from hair aren’t new. Mourning jewelry fashioned from a braided lock of a loved one was fashionable in Victorian and Georgian times, worn as rings or in lockets. Molly Oswaks, New York Times, "Here’s How to Keep Your Cat Forever," 13 Jan. 2020 Faberge is even selling a $9,500 red enamel egg locket with 17 round white diamonds set in yellow gold. Kim Bhasin, Bloomberg.com, "Can Rats Be Chic? Fashion Labels Are Trying For Lunar New Year," 8 May 2020 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locket. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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