from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a low-cut neckline; décolleté.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cut low in the neck, as a garment; décolleté: applied particularly to a woman's dress cut low on the shoulders: opposed to high-necked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cut low in the neck; decollete; low-cut; -- said of a woman's dress.

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

  • adjective (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline


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