- a piece of jewelry consisting of a string of stones, beads, jewels, or the like, or a chain of gold, silver, or other metal, for wearing around the neck.
Origin of necklace
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Examples from the Web for necklace
She hoped to fashion them into a necklace, she said, as a symbol of the pain she had endured.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
At the time of her disappearance in 2009, Harrington was wearing a necklace that had been given to her by her mother.The Girls Who Were Taken Before Hannah Graham
September 30, 2014
Of a necklace Rihanna was wearing, Rivers joked she had asked Rihanna how she felt about the choker.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'
September 20, 2014
As soon as he sees her, Shae reaches for a dagger, and Tyrion pounces on her, strangling her to death with her own necklace.Life After ‘Game of Thrones’ Death: Where to See Your Favorite Dead Characters Next
June 18, 2014
As he reaches to pick one up, his star-shaped Malcolm X medallion clatters against his necklace of wooden beads.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou
John Ed Bradley
April 27, 2014
And the pearls, the young chief's necklace, what became of that?
Ayllon had the necklace with him in the slack of his doublet.
Round her throat was a necklace of a double row of large pearls.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
That necklace, which is never off her neck now, he turned for her, my lady; it is a present of his.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
A necklace of rubies, the best they have, one that will cost at least twenty thousand marks.City of Endless Night
- a chain, band, or cord, often bearing beads, pearls, jewels, etc, worn around the neck as an ornament, esp by women
- (in South Africa) a tyre soaked in petrol, placed round a person's neck, and set on fire in order to burn the person to death
- (tr) Southern African to kill (someone) by placing a burning tyre round his or her neck
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Word Origin and History for necklace
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