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


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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The iconic necklace was seen in Vetements’s Spring 2020 show, and recreates the item worn by Kate Winslet's character in the Oscar-winning movie. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Celine Dion Just Wore the Heart of the Ocean Necklace from Titanic," 5 July 2019 Dion styled the more casual outfit with a replica of the Titanic Heart of the Ocean necklace. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Please Enjoy Celine Dion Wearing the Necklace From 'Titanic' to Paris Couture Week," 4 July 2019 The Heart of the Ocean necklace may have ended up at the bottom of the ocean at the end of Titanic, but that wasn't about to stop Céline Dion from incorporating it into her Fashion Week looks. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Céline Dion Wore the 'Titanic' Necklace During Haute Couture Fashion Week, Because of Course She Did," 3 July 2019 The necklace had previously made an appearance beforehand on the runway at a Vetements show last month. Matt Mcnulty,, "Her Heart Will Go On! Céline Dion Sports Lookalike Version of Iconic Titanic Necklace in Paris," 3 July 2019 When the customer returned, the necklace was missing. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Glenview man charged with DUI, driving on suspended license while locked up in Stateville prison: Police," 25 June 2019 However, contrary to the single pearl necklace Lauren Conrad used to wear our oceanic gems of choice have gotten an upgrade. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "The 5 2000s Trends We're Wearing In Honor of The Hills Reboot," 24 June 2019 His shirt was unbuttoned enough that a shark-tooth necklace was visible, nestled in the fur of his chest. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "Son of Friedman," 24 June 2019 And why did a diver, hired by the late Leon Parker’s insurance company to explore the wreck, find no trace of the diamond necklace that Parker had given to his daughter on that fateful evening? The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "When that podcast hits a little too close to home," 21 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of necklace

: a piece of jewelry that is worn around your neck


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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