Meaning of “necklace” in the English Dictionary

"necklace" in British English

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necklacenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnek.ləs/ 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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  • She fingered her necklace absent-mindedly as she talked.
  • Her diamond necklace glittered brilliantly under the spotlights.
  • This necklace was handed down to my mother by my grandmother.
  • A heavy gold necklace hung around her neck.
  • He bought her a gold necklace inset with rubies.

necklaceverb [ T ]

uk /ˈnek.ləs/ us /ˈnek.ləs/

(Definition of “necklace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"necklace" in American English

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necklacenoun [ C ]

us /ˈnek·lɪs/

a piece of jewelry worn around the neck, such as a chain or a string of decorative stones or beads

(Definition of “necklace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)