Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pendant worn on a chain around the neck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Worn on the chest. Generally in the term lavaliere microphone.
  • n. A pendant on a chain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A neck ornament consisting of a chain and single jewelled pendant, or drop; also, the pendant itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck

Etymologies

French lavallière, type of necktie, after Duchesse de La Vallière.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Also, we had come to the conclusion that gang members who raped USC sorority girls and took their lavaliere a necklace with your Greek letters on it as proof to get into the gang was just a rumor started by a whitey to promote bad public relations for the neighboring gang members.

    You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again

  • System includes: WR-PRO receiver, WM-PRO belt-pack transmitter, lavaliere electret condenser microphone and hand-held electret condenser microphone.

    The PJ Candy Store (equipment)

  • Harold spends his hard-earned cash for a lavaliere and chain for his girlfriend, to create the illusion for her that he is “making good.”

    Safety Last (1923)

  • Should one wear a lavaliere that depicts a human body in the process of being tortured to death?

    What Would Betty Do?

  • He wore a green smock and pants, a coif thing that concealed his hair, and a translator lavaliere.

    Perseus Spur

  • The Zmundi wore a translator lavaliere pinned to its Rampart coverall.

    Perseus Spur

  • The lavaliere was concealed in tall grass immediately beneath the window of Carpenter's room, and thus had at first escaped the eyes of the police.

    The Winning Clue

  • At the dental school, lecture halls are equipped with Crestron control systems, cameras in the front and back of the rooms, lavaliere mics and

  • I would think it might make sense to send a perfectly adequate 1oz lavaliere mic instead.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • Tips on using wireless lavaliere microphones, hidden microphones, boom microphones and digital video recorders.

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  • Reminds me of this list of catalog words I made a long time ago.

    November 26, 2009

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    November 26, 2009