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 And this next pearl necklace sighting was broadcast to 18.7 million viewers. Eliza Huber,, "Thanks To The Harry Styles Effect, Pearl Necklaces Are Everywhere," 28 Jan. 2020 Camila Cabello looked stunning at Sunday night’s 2020 Grammys, wearing a gothic-style black gown by Versace and a $2 million—yes, $2 million—diamond necklace from Le Vian. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Camila Cabello Wore a $2 Million Necklace With $13 Foundation to the Grammys," 27 Jan. 2020 The piece of jewelry can be engraved with up to seven letters, and the reported that Kate's necklace features the initials of —Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton's Gorgeous Gold Necklace Is Dedicated to Her Three Children," 26 Jan. 2020 Later on, Scudder talked about how Dion’s mother’s missing necklace piqued his interest and made him want to learn more. Narda Pérez, Dallas News, "News’ journalists talk about ‘Guardians,’ the true-crime series, at ‘Behind the Story’ event," 25 Jan. 2020 Instead of releasing another streetwear collection, the 18-year-old singer is adding two new necklace designs to her merch site Blohsh. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish Released Her Own Jewelry Collection and She's Secretly Been Wearing It for Months," 24 Jan. 2020 In 2014, before welcoming Charlotte and Louis, the royal mom wore a Merci Maman necklace hand-engraved with Prince George’s name and date of birth. Monique Jessen,, "Did Kate Middleton Drop Another Hint That Her Family with Prince William Is Complete with 3 Kids?," 23 Jan. 2020 But now there are more sustainable options, such as recycled-paper necklaces by Atlas Handmade Beads. National Geographic, "5 spectacular places to celebrate Carnival," 14 Jan. 2020 Police found a gold chain and an owl pendant necklace in the girl’s pocket, New Jersey officials said, but the girl’s identity remained a mystery until recently. Lauren Hernández,, "For 43 years, slain girl found near SF’s Lake Merced was Jane Doe #40. Now, police know her name," 12 Dec. 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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6 Feb 2020

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“Necklace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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