necklace

noun
neck·​lace | \ ˈne-kləs How to pronounce necklace (audio) \

Definition of necklace

1 : an ornament worn around the neck
2 : something likened to a necklace especially in forming a linked series or a circular pattern a necklace of islands

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Examples of necklace in a Sentence

found a lovely necklace to match the bracelet and ring her mother had given her
Recent Examples on the Web The last gift to arrive was a necklace and charm sent by a friend in Maryland on Dec. 5. BostonGlobe.com, "Weary postal workers hope Biden will bring new tone, change," 7 Feb. 2021 The last gift to arrive was a necklace and charm sent by a friend in Maryland on Dec. 5. David Sharp, Star Tribune, "Weary postal workers hope Biden will bring new tone, change," 7 Feb. 2021 The result is a necklace with large oval 18K gold links, each set with a small diamond and an Australian South Sea pearl that appears to be suspended within the link. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "The Poignant Meaning Behind Kamala Harris's Inauguration Jewelry," 20 Jan. 2021 Currently on exhibit is a jeweled necklace that once belonged to Marie Antoinette, in advance of a public auction to sell the piece to the highest bidder. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Lupin trailer offers a fresh retelling of classic French gentleman thief," 2 Dec. 2020 One such piece is a rose necklace her grandmother gave her, which Jewel wore to the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Jewel Has Some Great Stories Behind Her Eclectic Jewelry Collection," 24 Nov. 2020 Decades later, Bulgari came across a 1975 oil portrait of a woman wearing what looked to be the very same necklace. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, "A Bold Bulgari Necklace That Reimagines a Late-’60s Design," 13 Nov. 2020 What's even better is a statement necklace that'll literally keep your mask within arm's reach at all times. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "18 Face Mask Chains to Wear So You'll Never Forget Your PPE," 3 Nov. 2020 One of my grandmother's most treasured possessions was a necklace made from pearls that had been found in White River mussels. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "Along the lower White," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of necklace

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of necklace was in 1577

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20 Feb 2021

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“Necklace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necklace. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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necklace

noun

English Language Learners Definition of necklace

: a piece of jewelry that is worn around your neck

necklace

noun
neck·​lace | \ ˈne-kləs How to pronounce necklace (audio) \

Kids Definition of necklace

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

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