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 Some of the world’s most famous examples of the stone are showcased, including the Bulgari necklace featuring a 52.72-carat sugarloaf cabochon sapphire, which Richard Burton gifted to Elizabeth Taylor for her 40th birthday in 1972. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Dec. 2021 Remember that Jackie gave the necklace to Shauna on the plane as a means of protection, and then Shauna gave it back to her later on. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 The discovery spurred the idea to re-create the necklace and ultimately took 2 years to complete. Nicole Gull Mcelroy, Fortune, 30 Nov. 2021 The World’s Fair Necklace pays homage to the Tiffany necklace that was made for the World’s Fair in 1939. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2021 The reimagined World's Fair necklace can be worn in an unexpected way: The wearer can carefully pop out the Empire Diamond and mount it onto a platinum ring, with the aid of a Tiffany jeweler who will be on call whenever that service is required. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 22 Nov. 2021 The other necklace [just visible] belonged to my grandma. Julia Hobbs, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2021 Having the jade necklace from my grandma, or like the jade ring or the jade earrings. Kaitlyn Mcnab, Allure, 17 Nov. 2021 The Braves outfielder loaned the necklace to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and will be on display, beginning Thursday. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2021

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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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15 Jan 2022

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“Necklace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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