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rivière

[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for rivière

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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