neck·​line | \ ˈnek-ˌlīn How to pronounce neckline (audio) \

Definition of neckline

: the line of the neck opening of a garment

Examples of neckline in a Sentence

The dress has a square neckline.
Recent Examples on the Web The dogs gobbled it up from a standing position, one even testing the length of his neckline to steal scraps from a neighbor who had stepped away to relieve himself. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, "As the leader of the pack in McGrath, Seavey draws a lot of attention — but his focus stays on his dogs," 10 Mar. 2021 For the occasion, the bride picked an ivory silk-taffeta gown with a portrait neckline and full bouffant skirt—a dress that would take its place as one of the iconic wedding dresses throughout history. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "A Black Couturier, Ann Lowe, Made Jackie Kennedy's Wedding Dress," 13 Feb. 2021 For the occasion, Bey wore a black leather off-the-shoulder Schiaparelli Haute Couture minidress with a plunging neckline and matching full-length leather gloves adorned with long gold nails. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé Wore a Strapless Mask at the 2021 Grammys and the Internet Is Confused," 15 Mar. 2021 The classic trench is reimagined with a new neckline. Alexander Fisher And Jenny Hartman, WSJ, "From Louis Vuitton to Prada: The 32 Best Looks of Fashion Week Spring 2021," 13 Mar. 2021 For a casual mirror selfie, Lopez wore a super high-cut, bright-white swimsuit with a plunging neckline while sitting atop her legs. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "J.Lo Poses in a Super High-Cut White Swimsuit for a Sultry "Self-Care Sunday"," 1 Mar. 2021 Plus, with its midweight cotton, timeless colors, and layerable neckline, the style doesn’t lean too much into one season, unlike, say, a wintery Fair Isle knit or mohair turtleneck. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Feels Like a Steal: This Everyday Knit Is Two Wardrobe Staples in One," 26 Feb. 2021 Once the piece of glass begins to take shape, a neckline is put in before a bottom is also created. Megan Embrey, House Beautiful, "In The Hotshop With Cheryl Saban, Glassmaker Extraordinaire," 16 Feb. 2021 Instead of a Peter Pan collar like this one, though, that suit featured a round neckline with small, flower appliqués embroidered around it. Eliza Huber,, "Kate Middleton’s Repeat Outfit Proves That This Classic Never Goes Out Of Style," 6 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of neckline

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neckline was in 1904

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10 Apr 2021

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“Neckline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of neckline

: the shape of the opening of a piece of woman's clothing around the neck


neck·​line | \ ˈnek-ˌlīn How to pronounce neckline (audio) \

Kids Definition of neckline

: the outline of the neck opening of a garment

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