rivière

[ riv-ee-air, ri-vyair; French ree-vyer ]
/ ˌrɪv iˈɛər, rɪˈvyɛər; French riˈvyɛr /

noun, plural ri·vières [riv-ee-airz, ri-vyairz; French ree-vyer] /ˌrɪv iˈɛərz, rɪˈvyɛərz; French riˈvyɛr/.

a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.

Nearby words

  1. riveting,
  2. riviera,
  3. riviera beach,
  4. rivinus gland,
  5. rivinus incisure,
  6. rivière du loup,
  7. rivière-du-loup,
  8. rivne,
  9. rivulet,
  10. rivulus

Origin of rivière

1875–80; < French: literally, river1

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British Dictionary definitions for riviere

rivière

/ (ˌrɪvɪˈɛə) /

noun

a necklace the diamonds or other precious stones of which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone

Word Origin for rivière

C19: from French: brook, river

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