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"necklace" in British English

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necklacenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈnek.ləs/
A2 a ​piece of ​jewelleryworn around the ​neck, such as a ​chain or a ​string of ​decorativestones, beads, etc.: a ​gold/​silver/​pearl necklace

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necklaceverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈnek.ləs/
to ​kill someone by putting a ​burningrubbertyre around ​theirneck
necklacing
noun [C] uk   us   /-lə.sɪŋ/
(Definition of necklace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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necklacenoun [C]

 us   /ˈnek·lɪs/
a ​piece of ​jewelryworn around the ​neck, such as a ​chain or a ​string of ​decorativestones or ​beads
(Definition of necklace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “necklace”
in Arabic عُقْد…
in Korean 목걸이…
in Portuguese colar…
in Catalan collaret…
in Japanese ネックレス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 项链…
in Turkish kolye, gerdanlık…
in Russian ожерелье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 項鏈…
in Italian collana…
in Polish naszyjnik…
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