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necklet

[nek-lit] /ˈnɛk lɪt/
noun
1.
something worn around the neck for ornamentation, as a fur piece.
Origin of necklet
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; neck + -let
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  • Every man and woman in that place, they assured me, had such a necklet.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • Around her neck she had a black band, which gave her a sort of necklet of shadow.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • It might be that her husband had killed him; or merely that he had been robbed of the necklet.

  • Let Augustus order that his wife's necklet of pearls be brought here!

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • "I have no money, ask my wife to give you something," he said, taking the necklet.

    Married August Strindberg
  • All the poets of Italy came with poems, and Nino brought a necklet of pearls .

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • Are you quite sure the necklet was in that large dressing-case?

    Salome

    Emma Marshall
  • "Put the necklet back into the dressing-case, mother," Salome repeated.

    Salome

    Emma Marshall
  • Be assured that I shall ever keep your necklet, for the sake of the givers.

    Both Sides the Border

    G. A. Henty
  • He fingered these, seemed about to put the necklet on, then refrained as too daring.

    1492 Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for necklet

necklet

/ˈnɛklɪt/
noun
1.
an ornament worn round the neck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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