Once I got hired, my friend told me not to wear what I would normally wear to bartend—in other words, tone down the cleavage.
I used to say that all I had left in life was my integrity and my cleavage.
Karley Sciortino leans forward, adjusting a microphone buried in her cleavage.
The tangle of enormous fake diamonds resting on top of her cleavage sparkles at every flashbulb.
There wasn't an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was.
The cleavage between the two attitudes is too sharp for the comprehension of other nations.
But we cannot regard the cleavage of the tree as the same in character as that of the hayrick.
Thus, both acids were discovered by Ritthausen and Kreusler179 in the cleavage of such proteids by boiling dilute acid.
The cleavage of slates then is not a question of stratification; what then is its cause?
The cleavage is smoother and more regular than the splitting of schist along its grain.
1816, in geology, "action of splitting (rocks or gems) along natural fissures," from cleave (v.1) + -age. General meaning "action or state of cleaving or being cleft" is from 1867.
The sense of "cleft between a woman's breasts in low-cut clothing" is first recorded 1946, defined in a "Time" magazine article [Aug. 5] as the "Johnston Office trade term for the shadowed depression dividing an actress' bosom into two distinct sections;" traditionally first used in this sense by U.S. publicist Joseph I. Breen (1888-1965), head of the Production Code Administration (replaced 1945 by Eric Johnston), enforcers of Hollywood self-censorship, in reference to Jane Russell's costumes and poses in "The Outlaw."
cleavage cleav·age (klē'vĭj)
A series of cell divisions in the ovum immediately following fertilization. Also called segmentation.
The splitting of a complex molecule into two or more simpler molecules. Also called scission.
The linear clefts in the skin, indicating the general direction of the fibers in the dermis.