necklace

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noun neck·lace \ˈne-kləs\

Definition of necklace

  1. 1 :  an ornament worn around the neck

  2. 2 :  something likened to a necklace especially in forming a linked series or a circular pattern a necklace of islands

Examples of necklace in a Sentence

  1. found a lovely necklace to match the bracelet and ring her mother had given her

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First Known Use of necklace

1577


NECKLACE Defined for English Language Learners

necklace

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Definition of necklace for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of jewelry that is worn around your neck


NECKLACE Defined for Kids

necklace

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noun neck·lace \ˈne-kləs\

Definition of necklace for Students

  1. :  a piece of jewelry (as a string of beads) worn around the neck



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