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lavaliere

[lav-uh-leer, lah-vuh-] /ˌlæv əˈlɪər, ˌlɑ və-/
noun
1.
an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck.
Also, lavalier, lavallière
[French la-va-lyer] /French la vaˈlyɛr/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of lavaliere
1915-1920
1915-20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), one of the mistresses of Louis XIV
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  • Thus lavalliere found himself abandoned by everyone like a leper.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
  • "Do not be afraid of me," replied Maille, clasping lavalliere to his breast.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
  • Maille was much grieved at this resolution, and wished to accompany his brother; that lavalliere refused him point blank.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
  • Now all the ladies were jealous of La Limeuil, who at that time was thinking of yielding to the handsome lavalliere.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
  • lavalliere, terrified, caught her and placed his hand upon her heart, below a breast of matchless beauty.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
  • To these cruel delights, in order to properly play his part, lavalliere could not refuse his sanction.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
  • And the lavalliere incidents and the blouse buttons substantiated it still further.

    The Winning Clue James Hay, Jr.
  • lavalliere had promised to return safe and sound to his friend the body only, not the heart.

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
Word Origin and History for lavalliere

lavaliere

see lavalier.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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