[ loh-nekt ]
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  1. (of a dress or other garment) cut low so as to leave the neck and shoulders exposed; décolleté.

Origin of low-necked

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby low-necked

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How to use low-necked in a sentence

  • The landlady, clad in a low-necked black dress with long sweeping train, was typical of many we saw in the old-country hotels.

  • She undid it, freed her thin shoulders, and saw herself a bride in low-necked satin, walking down an aisle with Lucius Harney.

    Summer | Edith Wharton
  • As Mr. Wilding, his back to her a moment, closed the door, Ruth slipped the paper hurriedly into the bosom of her low-necked gown.

    Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
  • Minna wore low-necked collars, and a little black velvet ribbon round her neck, and pink beads.

    The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • She had learned, we know not where, that at formal dinners ladies should wear low-necked gowns.

    The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 | Armando Palacio Valds

British Dictionary definitions for low-necked


  1. (of a woman's garment) having a low neckline

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