décolleté

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See also: décollete and decollete

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French, from décolleter (to bare the neck and shoulders).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

décolleté (comparative more décolleté, superlative most décolleté)

  1. Having a low neckline that reveals the cleavage.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XV:
      "She does not remember my short frocks at all, Lord Henry. But I remember her very well at Vienna thirty years ago, and how décolletée she was then."

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of décolleter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

décolleté m (feminine décolletée, masculine plural décolletés, feminine plural décolletées)

  1. low-cut (dress etc.)
  2. decapitated

Noun[edit]

décolleté m (plural décolletés)

  1. cleavage
  2. low neckline

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Adjective[edit]

décolleté (invariable)

  1. having a low neckline

Noun[edit]

décolleté m (invariable)

  1. A low neckline
  2. cleavage