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.

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The woman wears a navy Chanel dress, with a neckline that accentuates her shoulders. Louisa Thomas, Vogue, "A Night Out With Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee, Sports’ Most Romantic Couple," 11 Dec. 2018 The designer's inspiration for the dress apparently came from the Queen's style during the '50s, with the high neckline, button details, and flounced hem. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Eugenie’s Royal Ascot Outfit Had a Deep Connection to Queen Elizabeth," 22 June 2018 The star, who is nominated tonight for lead actress in The Americans, arrived in a silver metallic dress with a plunging neckline. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Keri Russell Wore a Metallic Plunging Neckline Dress to the 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 After arriving in Ireland Tuesday, the couple attended a garden party at the British ambassador's residence, where Meghan wore a sleeveless black dress from Emilia Wickstead with a square neckline and belt. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "All the details on Duchess Meghan's week of flawless fashion," 12 July 2018 If nothing else, the micro size was an ideal way to put her blazer jacket’s down-to-there neckline on full display, hitting just above her navel. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s New It Bag Is So Small, You Might Miss It," 9 May 2018 Every piece really had its own personality, a rarity in bridal market, and the little details like the ruffle trim and crossed neckline on this gown didn’t go unnoticed. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "The Most Beautiful Wedding Gowns for Spring 2019," 27 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, Kourtney opted for a slightly different fit: her black gown had a squared neckline that was slightly more demure, though the emphasis was on the clavicle bones. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian Look More Alike Than Ever," 7 Feb. 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge looked cheerful and stunning in a red dress with an asymmetrical neckline. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Recycled a Red Preen Dress to a Gala," 16 Nov. 2018

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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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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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