neckline

[ nek-lahyn ]
/ ˈnɛkˌlaɪn /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. necking,
  2. necklace,
  3. necklace bomb,
  4. neckless,
  5. necklet,
  6. neckpiece,
  7. necktie,
  8. necktie party,
  9. neckwear,
  10. necrectomy

Origin of neckline

First recorded in 1900–05; neck + line1

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British Dictionary definitions for neckline

neckline

/ (ˈnɛkˌlaɪn) /

noun

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

neckline

n.

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

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