follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

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)
.
Origin of lavaliere
1915-1920
1915-20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), one of the mistresses of Louis XIV
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for lavalier
n.

kind of ornament that hangs around the neck, from French lavallière, a kind of tie, after Louise Françoise de La Baume Le Blanc de La Vallière, Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), mistress of Louis XIV from 1661-1667.

lavaliere

see lavalier.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lavaliere

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lavalier

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for lavalier