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 This one-piece swimsuit, on the other hand, is on sale for just $30 and features feminine ruffles along the straps and V-neckline for a flirty touch. Claire Harmeyer,, 28 June 2022 The floor-length, sequined gown features a deep V neckline, billowing sleeves, and a thick black sash tied around the waist. Melody Leibner, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 Take Dakota Johnson in her white Area blazer dress, which was cut to perfection, or Quannah Chasinghorse in her tweed, plunging V-neckline Chanel dress. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 20 June 2022 The soft ruffles frame the V-neckline for a subtly elegant look. Raena Loper, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 Kevin Ostajewski/Shutterstock Spears' exquisite dress had a portrait neckline and a trail of pearl buttons down the back, according to People. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 11 June 2022 This look actually consists of layered neckline details that just give the illusion of a peeking undergarment. Frances Solá-santiago,, 9 June 2022 The asymmetrical neckline detail is both feminine and flattering, and there are many versions to choose from. Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 May 2022 Kate, 40, also known by her title Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, did not disappoint in a floor-length silk blue gown with a plunging neckline reminiscent of the beloved Cinderella. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of neckline

1904, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2022

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“Neckline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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