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View synonyms for locket

locket

[ lok-it ]

noun

  1. a small case for a miniature portrait, a lock of hair, or other keepsake, usually worn on a necklace.
  2. the uppermost mount of a scabbard.


locket

/ ˈlɒkɪt /

noun

  1. a small ornamental case, usually on a necklace or chain, that holds a picture, keepsake, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of locket1

1325–75; Middle English lokat cross-bar in a framework < Anglo-French loquet, diminutive of loc latch < Middle English. See lock 1, -et

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Word History and Origins

Origin of locket1

C17: from French loquet latch, diminutive of loc lock 1

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Example Sentences

When he left to join the Spanish-American War, Katie kept a picture of him on a locket around her neck.

One year she happened to stumble into a mourning locket offered on eBay.

In one of my books, I created a fictional character called Larry Locket, who was based on Dominick.

This underwent the same strict scrutiny that he had bestowed upon the locket, but his countenance betrayed still deeper emotion.

It was an old fashioned golden locket bearing miniatures of her father and mother with their names and the date of their marriage.

It was many hours later that Octavie drew the locket from her bosom and looked at Edmond with a questioning appeal in her glance.

It was through him, Maud, that they obtained the locket, with its picture of Bruce and Ivarene.

My baby dear I deck with my mother's locket, where is the picture of dear Bruce and me—my dear mother's name on it: Morelia.

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