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[hahy-nekt] /ˈhaɪˈnɛkt/
(of a garment) high at the neck.
Origin of high-necked
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She was wearing an odd black dress, long-sleeved, high-necked, with a hemline that touched the floor.

    The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • It was dreadful to have to wear woollen, high-necked and long-sleeved.

    Prudy Keeping House Sophie May
  • Back again will he go to the ships, after he has satiated his high-necked steeds with a varied course, driving beneath the city.

  • But my dresses are high-necked, and by bathing I toughen my skin.

  • high-necked dresses set with a small ruff became general in Mary's reign.

    Dress design Talbot Hughes
  • Satin blouses, tucked and high-necked, are excellent for the office.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • The old lady was lying in a white bed, attired in a plain, high-necked nightgown which the hospital provided.

  • I was told to wear a high-necked gown with a short train, a hat and no veil—veils are not worn before royalty.

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
  • Fig. 429 shows the usual methods of adapting the human form to high-necked bottles.

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