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rivière

[riv-ee-air, ri-vyair; French ree-vyer]
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noun, plural ri·vières [riv-ee-airz, ri-vyairz; French ree-vyer] /ˌrɪv iˈɛərz, rɪˈvyɛərz; French riˈvyɛr/.
  1. a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.
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Origin of rivière

1875–80; < French: literally, river1
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Historical Examples

  • He was busy writing, when young Riviere first presented himself.

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  • Young Riviere inquired what ground of offence they had given HIM.

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  • Riviere smiled sadly, but consented to deign to eat a morsel in the porch.

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  • Rose raised the coat which Riviere, in spite of Dard, had flung over his foot.

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  • Here Riviere interrupted him, and asked if it was really true about the beans.

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British Dictionary definitions for riviere

rivière

noun
  1. a necklace the diamonds or other precious stones of which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone
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Word Origin

C19: from French: brook, river
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