something worn around the neck for ornamentation, as a fur piece.

Origin of necklet

First recorded in 1860–65; neck + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for necklet

necklace, rosary, choker, pendant, chaplet, pearls, wampum

Examples from the Web for necklet

Historical Examples of necklet

  • Every man and woman in that place, they assured me, had such a necklet.

    Green Mansions

    W. H. Hudson

  • Around her neck she had a black band, which gave her a sort of necklet of shadow.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • It might be that her husband had killed him; or merely that he had been robbed of the necklet.

  • Let Augustus order that his wife's necklet of pearls be brought here!

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

  • "I have no money, ask my wife to give you something," he said, taking the necklet.


    August Strindberg

British Dictionary definitions for necklet



an ornament worn round the neck
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