lock·​et | \ˈlä-kət \

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

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 Texas calls him home Despite his global rambling, Crockett always carried Texas with him like a locket. Cary Darling, San Antonio Express-News, "Talking music, race and Texas with Charley Crockett," 19 June 2018 Mazzoni now wears a locket with some of Precious’ ashes in it. Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, "The quest to save feline fire refugees: Rescuers stalk burned-out Santa Rosa zone," 30 May 2018 All lockets are in good condition for their age but some may show sign of wear. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Eyecatchers," 22 Mar. 2018 Her daughter, Nicolette Elias, was shot seven times by her ex-husband in 2014 in front of their two daughters in Portland, Ore. Garcelon carries a locket containing Nicolette’s hair and a photo. Katie Zezima, Washington Post, "‘How do I change this tragedy to be a celebration of life?’ Gun violence victims seek solace, a voice.," 2 May 2018 The lockets start at $195 (most are priced at $295). Atlanta Life, ajc, "Eyecatchers," 22 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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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 \

Kids Definition of locket

: a small ornamental case usually worn on a chain

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