the opening at the neck of a garment, especially of a woman's garment, with reference to its shape or its position on the body: a V-neckline; a high neckline.

Origin of neckline

First recorded in 1900–05; neck + line1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of neckline

Historical Examples of neckline

  • She wore a long flowing gown of white satin and the flowers at the neckline were outlined with real pearls.

  • Harry noticed she was wearing a beige knit suit with a neckline that spoke volumes.

    The Observers

    G. L. Vandenburg

British Dictionary definitions for neckline



the shape or position of the upper edge of a dress, blouse, etca plunging neckline
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Word Origin and History for neckline

also neck-line, of a garment, 1900, from neck (n.) + line (n.).

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