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 Consider a higher neckline, and avoid form-fitting or transparent clothes. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Visiting Abu Dhabi: What to Know Before You Go," 11 Nov. 2019 Christopher PolkGetty Images In a new Instagram gallery post on Friday, Beyoncé showed off her perfect curves in a skintight, sparkly red dress with a high neckline. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé Shares Pics of Herself in a Skintight Red Dress on Instagram," 19 Oct. 2019 Mercedes Cortes, a sewer Kitroeff interviewed, worked seven days a week, with her pay based on piecework—4 cents for a sleeve, 8 cents for a neckline. Haley Mlotek, The New Republic, "Fast Fashion at the End of the World," 19 Dec. 2019 Think a unique neckline or an unexpected slit up the leg. Alice Bell, Teen Vogue, "16 NYE Outfit Ideas Based on Your Zodiac Sign," 18 Dec. 2019 Kylie served a major leg moment and a lot of cleavage, thanks to that low-low neckline. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner is Flaunting Major Cleavage in Sexy Christmas Party Dress," 16 Dec. 2019 On December 2, Scherzinger attended The British Fashion Awards in London, hitting the red carpet in a sparkling, black Julien MacDonald gown featuring open shoulders and a lariat-like neckline. Marci Robin, Allure, "Nicole Scherzinger Cut Her Signature Super-Long Hair Into a Blunt Bob," 3 Dec. 2019 Is there specific jewelry that looks better with certain haircuts or necklines? Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Get The Look: How To Rock The Stacked Earrings Trend Like Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa & More," 2 Dec. 2019 Her red gown by Monsoori, which had a plunging neckline and a long, tiered skirt, was a showstopper. Claire Gillespie,, "Bebe Rexha Shows Off Her #BootyByGod—and It Might Be Her Boldest Butt Photo Ever," 30 Oct. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2020

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“Neckline.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 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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