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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. 2018.
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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?


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


    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


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