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[loh-nekt] /ˈloʊˈnɛkt/
(of a dress or other garment) cut low so as to leave the neck and shoulders exposed; décolleté.
Origin of low-necked
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs. Digby graced a victoria even more truly than she graced a low-necked gown.

    Miss Theodora Helen Leah Reed
  • A party like that, an' not a low-necked waist in town, nor a swallow-tail!

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • She was all dressed up in silk, in a low-necked dress and a good many jewels on.

    The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
  • The face was of a beautiful lady in a low-necked, short-sleeved dress.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • The landlady, clad in a low-necked black dress with long sweeping train, was typical of many we saw in the old-country hotels.

  • Every lady who can wear a low-necked 327 dress should do so.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • As Mr. Wilding, his back to her a moment, closed the door, Ruth slipped the paper hurriedly into the bosom of her low-necked gown.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • The women were low-necked, as usual, for the sake of coolness, and thought it delightful.

    The Hidden Force Louis Couperus
  • As she shook with laughter, the lace of her low-necked nglige trembled seductively on her breast and shoulders.

    The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • She wore a low-necked, and short-sleeved, brown delaine dress.

British Dictionary definitions for low-necked


(of a woman's garment) having a low neckline
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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