[dey-kol-tahzh, -kol-uh-, dek-uh-luh-; French dey-kawl-tazh]
the neckline of a dress cut low in the front or back and often across the shoulders.
a décolleté garment or costume.
Origin of décolletage
equivalent to décollet(er
) (see décolleté
+ -age -age
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Examples from the Web for decolletage
Historical Examples of decolletage
She was really on probation for higher levels; it was her decolletage delayed her.
The plain, well-made dress will oust the ribbon and the decolletage.
It was a little full across the chest, but the decolletage sat snugly over her uncovered bosom.
British Dictionary definitions for decolletage
a low-cut neckline or a woman's garment with a low neck
Word Origin for décolletage
C19: from French; see décolleté
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Word Origin and History for decolletage
1894 (from 1883 as a French word in English), from French décolletage, from décolleté "low-necked" (see decollete).
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