neck·​line ˈnek-ˌlīn How to pronounce neckline (audio)
: 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 This floral blouse has a crew neckline and long lace balloon sleeves for an elevated look that allows for additional airflow and comfort when temperatures start to rise. Casey Clark, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2024 Instead, Snow demonstrates how an eating disorder presents itself in life, haunting the present with past pain that manifests as self-hatred. Montages of necklines, knees, elbows and legs highlight how Riley is clocking other women's bodies, her mind constantly comparing. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 Featuring a plunging neckline and drop-waist pleated skirt, Zendaya's Loewe dress—sparsely accessorized with two silver bracelets—is a show-stopper in its own right. Sam Reed, Glamour, 8 Apr. 2024 The cotton design is a comfortable choice to toss on for spring, while the halter adds an eye-catching element that also keeps the neckline secure. Megan Schaltegger, Southern Living, 4 Apr. 2024 The flattering midi—a low neckline and an open back—is a pure bombshell look. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2024 The makeup mogul flaunted a long white spaghetti strap dress with a low neckline that showed off a big crystal necklace in the shape of a cross. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 Starting off with actress Zendaya in a head-turning plunging neckline Loewe gown for a premiere event in Sydney, Australia. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 28 Mar. 2024 Hurrell’s picture is sumptuous, with Garbo bedecked in glittering rosettes of diamonds, her hair falling in perfect ringlets, a lush gray-black fur encircling her plunging neckline. Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neckline was in 1904

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“Neckline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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neck·​line -ˌlīn How to pronounce neckline (audio)
: the outline of the neck opening of a garment

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