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 Angie Beyince, the singer’s cousin, shared a photo of the necklace. Sarah Midkiff,, "Beyoncé’s Holiday Gift Is A Massive F*ck You To 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 The necklace can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "17 awesome last-minute gifts that will arrive before Christmas," 21 Dec. 2020 No one will ever have the same pants or the same necklace. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Introducing Marine Serre and A$AP Rocky’s Mind-Melding, Regenerated Collection," 21 Dec. 2020 Information on the organization and the necklace can be found here Kadee Krieger | Contributing Writer,, "Shop with local nonprofits to double down on holiday gifting," 14 Dec. 2020 An earring that appeared to match the necklace Kristin is wearing on the billboard. Jonathan Vigliotti, CBS News, "Can new info help solve the case of missing college student Kristin Smart?," 28 Nov. 2020 The necklace's charms are etched with the likenesses of fossils, animals, and other botanicals. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Suits Up in a Sleek Navy Blazer Layered over a Salmon-Colored Sweater," 23 Nov. 2020 Nearly two hours later, after pleading her innocence to the detective interrogating her, Patterson confessed to robbery for being in possession of the necklace; Singleton said the confession was coerced. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Woman who spent 23 years in prison for a crime she says she didn't commit received an honorary bachelor's degree," 21 Nov. 2020 That reacquisition inspired Bulgari’s creative director, Lucia Silvestri, to design the Barocko necklace. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, "A Bold Bulgari Necklace That Reimagines a Late-’60s Design," 13 Nov. 2020

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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 2021

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“Necklace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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