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[nek-lit] /ˈnɛk lɪt/
something worn around the neck for ornamentation, as a fur piece.
Origin of necklet
First recorded in 1860-65; neck + -let Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Almost immediately Lola appeared, in a shimmering gold evening gown, and with a necklet of barbaric gold round her neck.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • Every man and woman in that place, they assured me, had such a necklet.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • She unclasped the necklet quickly; quickly, without looking, laid it inside.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
  • It might be that her husband had killed him; or merely that he had been robbed of the necklet.

  • He opens the case and reveals a necklet of emeralds, any one of which is worth half the street.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
  • All the poets of Italy came with poems, and Nino brought a necklet of pearls .

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • necklet of coral and ivory beads worn as a vow to the goddess Huligamma.

  • "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
  • Kali rises in the East, with her necklet of skulls—Giants of evil she has slain.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for necklet


an ornament worn round the neck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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