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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Synonyms for necklace

Synonyms

choker, collar, dog collar, lei

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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

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Meanwhile, the RuPaul’s Drag Race star accessorized with a large black bow-tie, some mega platform shoes, and loads of colorful jewels by David Webb, including a show-stopping necklace made of rubellite, diamonds, enamel, and 18-karat gold. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "A Closer Look at RuPaul’s Campy Met Gala Suit," 10 May 2019 Duchess Meghan selected a Wales Bonner trench dress, Manolo Blahnik pumps, and a gold-and-turquoise Jennifer Meyer necklace for the occasion. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside Duchess Meghan & Prince Harry's Intimate Photo Shoot with Baby Sussex," 8 May 2019 In both cases, the owner is shown taking some personal (a picture, or a necklace) from one device to the other—just as files can be migrated from one PC to the next. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 7 will use pop-ups to warn users of the operating system's impending death," 12 Mar. 2019 If a traveler who has purchased a pearl necklace or some diamonds in Paris fails to declare the jewels on landing in the United States, trouble is ahead. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Rewind: What Guarding Uncle Sam's Borders Was Like in 1925," 11 Feb. 2019 The first entries will receive a special sterling silver angel necklace from our friends at Hallmark. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "'Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe' Actress Lacey Chabert Shares 5 Hallmark Christmas Movie Secrets," 23 Nov. 2018 In the final scene, Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter) uses AR glasses to scan a necklace that is recreated offsite. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Colorful Circuit Cities Built From Motherboards, Processors, and Microchips," 11 July 2018 Turner also seemed to get a chuckle out of a very mini bag worn as a necklace. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "It Was Black, White and Bold All Over at Red-Carpet Ready Armani Prive Couture Show," 4 July 2018 The spectacle was led by Los Angeles artist Rafa Esparza — who was decked out in a noisy necklace of mechanical toy dogs for the occasion — and who is the subject of an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Why artist Rafa Esparza led a surreal art parade through the heart of L.A.'s fashion district," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of necklace

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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