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 Sarah Jessica Parker wore a full-length dress in black silk, with a plunging keyhole neckline and billowing sleeves slit down the sides. Jessica Testa, New York Times, "A Brand That Keeps Trying for Cool," 19 Feb. 2020 The dress was a perfect fit, and featured a revealing neckline and a short hem. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Just Wore the Chicest Low-Cut Mini Dress to Roc Nation's Pre-Grammys Brunch," 26 Jan. 2020 The dress featured a square neckline—the most popular detail for this season—with cap sleeves and a billowy silhouette to let the air flow through. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes' Ulla Johnson Floral Dress Embodies All the Summer Vibes," 25 July 2019 As well as featuring a hip-high leg slit, the gorgeous silk gown had a cut-away neckline, making the look very revealing. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Stuns in a Scarlet Ball Gown with a Hip-High Leg Slit at Pre-Grammys Gala," 26 Jan. 2020 Then, after a quick change, Grande stepped back onto the red carpet to do interviews in a second, equally gorgeous Schiaparelli ballgown in the same silvery hue -- this one featuring an embellished neckline and massive velvet skirt. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, "Yep, Ariana Grande Wore Three Different Gowns at the Grammys: See the Stunning Looks," 27 Jan. 2020 So was Helen Mirren’s deep red Dior with a royal neckline and nail color to match. Washington Post, "A mix of risk-takers and classic Hollywood at Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2020 No skin: More women are eschewing plunging necklines, high slights and corseted bodices for flowing silhouettes that reveal little skin but still exude sensuality and style. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Red carpet trends at the Oscars," 9 Feb. 2020 Her see-through sparkly black dress boasted a cutout along the torso, a halter-style neckline, two oversized accent bows, and a thigh-high center slit. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid Walk in Tom Ford Fall 2020 Show," 8 Feb. 2020

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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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3 Apr 2020

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“Neckline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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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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