Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A necklace
  • n. A type of ornament worn tightly about the neck.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A necklace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A simple form of necklace.

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

  • n. decoration worn about the neck (fur piece or tight necklace) as an ornament

Etymologies

The words neck and suffix -let. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Neason looked surprised and came to regard the necklet and the picture.

    One Night in Scotland

  • Angus looked from the necklet to the picture a few more times, then picked up a paper presented by Michael Hurst at the same meeting not six months ago.

    One Night in Scotland

  • Ignoring the spill of weak sunshine from the garden, Angus examined his latest paper for the Royal Society, holding an ancient gold necklet beside it.

    One Night in Scotland

  • Angus replaced the necklet into the drawer of his desk, settling it into a velvet tray that held an assortment of other artifacts.

    One Night in Scotland

  • Removing the earbobs from her ears and handing them over to be stowed away with the necklet in the jewelry chest in the corner, Beth stifled a sigh.

    Shameless

  • In one of these dungeons, there is a fragment of an iron necklet riveted to the wall; in another, there can be seen a square box made of four slabs of granite, too short for a person to lie down in, too low for him to stand upright in.

    Les Miserables

  • You want rings on your fingers, you will have an iron necklet on your neck.

    Les Miserables

  • Great God! instead of that, the convict gang, the iron necklet, the red waistcoat, the chain on his ankle, fatigue, the cell, the camp bed all those horrors which he knew so well!

    Les Miserables

  • And what would be the taste of all these holy things when bound up with this hideous thing? while, if he accomplished his sacrifice, a celestial idea would be mingled with the galleys, the post, the iron necklet, the green cap, unceasing toil, and pitiless shame.

    Les Miserables

  • The necklet was priced as worth two thousand dinars, but the broker returned to me and said,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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