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necklace

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈnek.ləs/
A2 a piece of jewellery worn around the neck, such as a chain or a string of decorative stones, beads, etc.: a gold/silver/pearl necklace
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necklace

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈnek.ləs/
to kill someone by putting a burning rubber tyre around their neck
necklacing
noun [C] uk   us   /-lə.sɪŋ/
Translations of “necklace”
in Korean 목걸이…
in Arabic عُقْد…
in Portuguese colar…
in Catalan collaret…
in Japanese ネックレス…
in Italian collana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 項鏈…
in Russian ожерелье…
in Turkish kolye, gerdanlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 项链…
in Polish naszyjnik…
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