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[nek-lahyn] /ˈnɛkˌlaɪn/
the opening at the neck of a garment, especially of a woman's garment, with reference to its shape or its position on the body:
a V-neckline; a high neckline.
Origin of neckline
1900-05; neck + line1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neckline
  • Make any final adjustment to fit the design over the form and sew up the neckline.
  • At his funeral the widow appeared in a white dress with a vertical neckline.
  • Above the square neckline of her dress the skin, pallid, seemed to emanate a darkness.
  • The neckline was asymmetric, and one strap seemed to have slipped from the shoulder.
  • Crow rocked an asymmetrical neckline on her dress that featured a detailed print around the hemline.
  • The outer shirt is made with multicolored patterns and usually is embroidered at the neckline, hem or sleeves.
  • They'll add a short-sleeved shirt with an elaborate patterned neckline.
  • Another trendy option is a ruched retro, one-piece bathing suit with a sweetheart neckline.
  • She met me at the door in a silk kimono that featured a plunging neckline and a pair of dragons with intertwined tails.
  • The hooded, long sleeve sweatshirts have full-length zippers and drawstrings along the neckline.
British Dictionary definitions for neckline


the shape or position of the upper edge of a dress, blouse, etc: a plunging neckline
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Word Origin and History for neckline

also neck-line, of a garment, 1900, from neck (n.) + line (n.).

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