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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for low-necked
Historical Examples
  • Just fancy your entering that place in a low-necked gown and covered with diamonds!

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

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • We got a carriage, a low-necked vehicle drawn by two little mules.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • I did not see a low-necked dress or a thin shoe north of Stockholm.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • The face was of a beautiful lady in a low-necked, short-sleeved dress.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • Every lady who can wear a low-necked 327 dress should do so.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • The other night, Bertha wore a low-necked dress and a train.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
  • The women were low-necked, as usual, for the sake of coolness, and thought it delightful.

    The Hidden Force Louis Couperus
  • She wore a low-necked, and short-sleeved, brown delaine dress.

  • He handed the girl the slip of paper, and she thrust it into her low-necked blouse.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
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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