neck·​lace ˈne-kləs How to pronounce necklace (audio)
: an ornament worn around the neck
: 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

found a lovely necklace to match the bracelet and ring her mother had given her
Recent Examples on the Web Her regal updo showed off her diamond and pearl drop earrings and diamond necklace. Jessica Booth, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 There’s this cake pendant necklace for $31.60 (valued at $79) (pictured at the top) and this crab tote bag for $146.88 (valued at $459) (pictured at the top). Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 13 Sep. 2023 The bride accessorized with simple diamond stud earrings and a diamond necklace. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 11 Sep. 2023 The teen managed to escape the fire with two dear possessions from his grandfather: a red 2004 Toyota Tundra and a necklace with a gold makau charm, a Hawaiian hook. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 Dressing up the outfit, Kate wore Mappin & Webb diamond earrings and a diamond necklace, the Empress Diamond Pendant, both set in white gold. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 10 Sep. 2023 Lopez’s other accessories included a metallic silver Coach bag, white-rimmed sunglasses, bedazzled silver hoop earrings, a diamond necklace, a diamond bracelet, and an array of sparkling rings. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Sep. 2023 Everyone, starting with children who will grow up with the technology, will use AI programs that can be worn as a necklace or beam words directly into their heads through bone conduction. Paige Hagy, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 He is inspired by the Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, who is often seen wearing pearl necklaces during news conferences after his races, Mr. Musca said. Stephanie Cain, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Necklace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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neck·​lace ˈnek-ləs How to pronounce necklace (audio)
: an ornament (as a string of beads) worn around the neck

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