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neckline

[nek-lahyn] /ˈnɛkˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
the opening at the neck of a garment, especially of a woman's garment, with reference to its shape or its position on the body:
a V-neckline; a high neckline.
Origin of neckline
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; neck + line1
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  • She wore a long flowing gown of white satin and the flowers at the neckline were outlined with real pearls.

    Danger at the Drawbridge Mildred A. Wirt
  • Harry noticed she was wearing a beige knit suit with a neckline that spoke volumes.

    The Observers G. L. Vandenburg
British Dictionary definitions for neckline

neckline

/ˈnɛkˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
the shape or position of the upper edge of a dress, blouse, etc: a plunging neckline
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Word Origin and History for neckline
n.

also neck-line, of a garment, 1900, from neck (n.) + line (n.).

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