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lavaliere

[lav-uh-leer, lah-vuh-]
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noun
  1. an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck.
  2. lavaliere microphone.
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Also lav·a·lier, la·val·lière [French la-va-lyer] /French la vaˈlyɛr/.

Origin of lavaliere

First recorded in 1915–20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644–1710), one of the mistresses of Louis XIV
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Related Words

gold, glass, ornament, treasure, bracelet, jewel, trinket, brooch, costume, necklace, knickknack, tiara, silver, gem, earring, pendant, cable, pin, crown, ring

Word Origin and History for lavaliere

see lavalier.

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