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  • n. An item of jewellery consisting of a pendant, sometimes with one stone, suspended from a necklace.
  • n. A kind of microphone intended to clip onto the lapel at about the level of the pendant on a lavalier.

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


Named after the Duchesse de la Vallière, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France. (Wiktionary)



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  • 4.81 What is a lavalier microphone?—A small dynamic microphone worn around the neck as a lavalier.”
    Audio Cyclopedia by Howard M. Tremaine, Howard W. Sams & Co., 1969, pg. 191

    February 4, 2010