neck·​tie | \ ˈnek-ˌtī How to pronounce necktie (audio) \

Definition of necktie

: a narrow length of material worn about the neck and tied in front especially : four-in-hand

Examples of necktie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movement is nation-wide and families are being urged to buy father a new necktie on that date. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2022 Poster boards on the City Hall steps showed dozens of photos of the toddler smiling, playing, and sometimes looking unexpectedly serious and mature, gazing stoically into the camera while wearing a gingham shirt, linen blazer, and patterned necktie. Jeremy C. Fox,, 17 June 2022 Characters tromped through the audience with their luggage and a few spectators were called to the stage to help with a necktie and participate in a volleyball match. Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2022 Color meant more attention to composition and design, and less to action and narrative, since a red car door or a lavender necktie can, by itself, steal the show. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 12 Feb. 2022 What do a certain mustachioed Italian plumber, an ocarina-playing elf in a green tunic and a gorilla wearing a necktie have in common with the works of classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2022 Its blousey necktie and vertical stripes would wear perfectly over a pair of jeans and ballet flats. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 Court records indicated he was killed with a necktie. Carol Robinson |, al, 23 Feb. 2022 While Bradley’s days of reporting ended with his untimely passing from leukemia in 2006, there’s always YouTube for remembering the late journalist’s style and flair (his interviews are a great source of inspiration for your next necktie). Kristopher Fraser, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of necktie

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of necktie was in 1838

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5 Jul 2022

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“Necktie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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neck·​tie | \ ˈnek-ˌtī How to pronounce necktie (audio) \

Kids Definition of necktie

: a narrow length of material worn under the collar and tied in front

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