ri·​vi·​ère ˌri-vē-ˈer How to pronounce rivière (audio)
: a necklace of precious stones (such as diamonds)

Examples of rivière in a Sentence

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Word History


French, literally, river, from Old French rivere

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rivière was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Rivière.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rivi%C3%A8re. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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