a hanging ornament, as an earring or the main piece suspended from a necklace.
an ornament suspended from a roof, vault, or ceiling.
a hanging electrical lighting fixture; chandelier.
that by which something is suspended, as the ringed stem of a watch.
a match, parallel, companion, or counterpart.
Also pennant. Nautical. a length of rope attached to a masthead, the end of a yardarm, etc., and having a block or thimble secured to its free end.
- pend·ant·ed, adjective
- pend·ant·like, adjective
- non·pend·ant, adjective
- un·pend·ant, adjective
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How to use pendant in a sentence
When I walk through a property with clients who are selling their home, I always recommend paying close attention to light fixtures in the entryway, dining room, pendant lighting in the kitchen, and bathrooms.Tips to properly prep your home to sell for the most | Justin Noble | June 24, 2021 | Washington Blade
The purse contained a set of keys that had an El Salvador keychain, a blue turtle, a pendant spelling out the word “Love” and what appears to be a glitter-covered canister of protective spray.Partly dismembered body found by hikers in Maryland: ‘This person has a story to tell’ | Dan Morse | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Appropriately enough, “Sybille Bedford” makes just the right pendant to Selina Hastings’s excellent earlier biographies of Somerset Maugham and Evelyn Waugh.‘Sybille Bedford’ is a gossipy appreciation of an oft-overlooked literary great | Michael Dirda | February 17, 2021 | Washington Post
His parents even accessorize him in a mini diamond-encrusted watch and a tiny chain with a pendant that reads “papa bear.”
She is having a necklace made of her sister’s fingerprint, a teardrop pendant similar to the one the sisters had made after Kim’s death.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’ | Holly Bailey | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Three years later, another father and son duo found a 500-year-old gold pendant worth $4 million in Essex.
But the beautiful porcelain pendant that Agatha (Saoirse Ronan) wears.
It was made by society jewelers Garrard, who refashioned the gems from a pendant she was given by her husband, George VI.
The pendant light is a flotilla of hot air balloons hand blown in glass.
It had a pendant that looked like a house, which to me signifies warmth and happiness.
The dew moistened each leaf, or hung in glittering pendant drops upon the thorn of the prickly pears which lined the roads.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
Jimmy sat bolt upright, his black hat pendant between his knees.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
Histoire de l'Europe pendant la Révolution Française, ii., 58-60.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
A gold chain, with a number of pendant scaraboei, was found in a tomb in Vulci, transcending anything before seen by him.
Each bore a slender wand of two triangles of reeds adorned at the corners with pendant plumes.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony | Washington Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for pendant
an ornament that hangs from a piece of jewellery
a necklace with such an ornament
a hanging light, esp a chandelier
a carved ornament that is suspended from a ceiling or roof
something that matches or complements something else
Also called: pennant nautical a length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end
a variant spelling of pendent
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