[ riv-ee-air, ri-vyair; French ree-vyer ]
/ ˌrɪv iˈɛər, rɪˈvyɛər; French riˈvyɛr /
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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.
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Origin of rivière
1875–80; <French: literally, river1
Words nearby rivière
riveter, riveting, rivet set, Riviera, Riviera Beach, rivière, Rivière-du-Loup, rivulet, rivulus, rix-dollar, Riyadh
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How to use rivière in a sentence
Pentegot est une fort belle riviere, et peut 48 estre compare la Garonne de France.
Cependant la riviere estoit enfle & ne se pouuoit plus tenir en son lict cause des longues pluies hivernales.
De la Riviere, seeing the carriage first, got to his feet with instant excitement, and the others turned to look.
Monsieur De la Riviere, the young Seigneur, had to be reckoned with independently.
Again there was a silence, and out of the pause Monsieur De la Riviere's voice was heard.
British Dictionary definitions for rivière
/ (ˌrɪvɪˈɛə) /
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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