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

Featuring a sculptural bodice with a capelet neckline and a perfect midriff slit above the skirt, the dress gives the illusion of a crop top. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Naomi Scott Won the Red Carpet in a Bubblegum Pink Brandon Maxwell Gown," 22 May 2019 Asymmetrical with a jeweled neckline and strategic cutouts, the look popped against the backdrop of scarlet stairs and throngs of photographers. Vogue, "Bella Hadid Remains Cannes’s Queen of the Red Dress," 17 May 2019 The glamorous photographs showed Khloé in a metallic gold, long-sleeve maxi dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé Kardashian Had a Major Photoshop Fail That Gave Her 14 Fingers," 9 Apr. 2019 Her close-up selfie showed off a navy blue dress with a scalloped neckline and lace sleeves, perfect for an outdoor wedding. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Demi Lovato Was a Bridesmaid in Her Former Babysitter's Wedding This Weekend," 14 Jan. 2019 For the ceremony, which was held at Kirkton of Rayne church, Leslie wore an elegant long-sleeve Elie Saab gown with allover lace, a sheer neckline and slim belt at the waist. Lindy Segal,, "See What the Game of Thrones Cast Wore to Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's Wedding," 25 June 2018 The dress also featured a plunging neckline which dipped below her belly button, revealing Kim's entire torso. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Afterparty Looks Were Skintight and See-Through," 7 May 2019 From a colorful red dress with a plunging neckline at the 8th Annual NFL Honors to a sheer black dress worn over a bodysuit, the star of The Perfect Date has unveiled hit after stylish hit on the red carpet. Teen Vogue, "The Style Evolution of Camila Mendes," 1 May 2019 Kim’s completely sheer, sparkling dress was covered in delicate crystal embellishment, and featured a-symmetrical straps, a plunging neckline, and not a whole lot else. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Just Wore What's Possibly Her Most Naked Dress Ever," 18 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'neckline.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of neckline

1904, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about neckline

Statistics for neckline

Last Updated

30 May 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for neckline

The first known use of neckline was in 1904

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for neckline



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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on neckline

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with neckline

Spanish Central: Translation of neckline

Nglish: Translation of neckline for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of neckline for Arabic Speakers

Comments on neckline

What made you want to look up neckline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!