Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “necklace”

See all translations

necklace

noun [C] uk   /ˈnek.ləs/ us  
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
More examples

necklace

verb [T] uk   /ˈnek.ləs/ us  
to kill someone by putting a burning rubber tyre around their neck
necklacing
noun [C] uk   /-lə.sɪŋ/ us  
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…
(Definition of necklace from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of necklace?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “necklace” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More