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pendant

[ pen-duhnt ]
/ ˈpɛn dənt /
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noun Also pendent.

adjective

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Origin of pendant

1300–50; Middle English pendaunt<Anglo-French; Middle French pendant, noun use of present participle of pendre to hang <Vulgar Latin *pendere for Latin pendēre.See pend, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM pendant

pend·ant·ed, adjectivepend·ant·like, adjectivenon·pend·ant, adjectiveun·pend·ant, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pendant

pendant , pendent, pennant, pundit
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How to use pendant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pendant

pendant
/ (ˈpɛndənt) /

noun

  1. an ornament that hangs from a piece of jewellery
  2. 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

adjective

a variant spelling of pendent

Word Origin for pendant

C14: from Old French, from pendre to hang, from Latin pendēre to hang down; related to Latin pendere to hang, pondus weight, Greek span to pull
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