lavaliere

lavaliere
also lavalliere noun Etymology: French lavallière necktie with a large knot Date: 1906 a pendant on a fine chain that is worn as a necklace

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  • lavaliere — la va liere , lavallier la val lier , or La valliere La val liere , n. [after the Duchesse de La Valliere, a mistress of Louis XI. RHUD.] A neck ornament consisting of a chain and single jewelled pendant, or drop; also, the pendant itself.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lavaliere — see LAVALIER (Cf. lavalier) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lavaliere — or lavalier also Fr [ lȧ vȧ lyer′lav΄ə lir′, lä΄vəlir′] n. [Fr lavallière, kind of tie, after Duchesse de La Vallière (1644 1710), mistress of Louis XIV] an ornament hanging from a chain, worn around the neck: also lavallière also Fr [ lȧ vȧ… …   English World dictionary

  • lavaliere — /lav euh lear , lah veuh /, n. 1. an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck. 2. See lavaliere microphone. Also, lavalier, lavallière Fr. /lann vann lyerdd /. [1915 20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644 1710),… …   Universalium

  • lavaliere — 1. adjective Worn on the chest. Generally in the term lavaliere microphone. 2. noun A pendant on a chain …   Wiktionary

  • Lavaliere —    Louis XIV, the Sun King, was married to the Austrian Marie Therese, for whom he cared little because she reputedly had hair between her breasts. Louis XIV fancied Henrietta, the wife of his brother, Philip of Orleans. So that the queen would… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • lavaliere — noun jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck • Syn: ↑lavalier, ↑lavalliere • Hypernyms: ↑pendant, ↑pendent * * * /lav euh lear , lah veuh /, n. 1. an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • lavaliere microphone — la va liere mic ro*phone n. A small microphone worn around the neck on a supporting string or chain. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lavaliere microphone — lavaliere′ mi crophone n. rtv elo a small microphone that hangs around the neck of a performer or speaker • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • lavaliere microphone — a small microphone that hangs around the neck of a performer or speaker. Also called lavaliere. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • lavaliere microphone — noun : a small microphone hung around the neck of the user * * * a small microphone that hangs around the neck of a performer or speaker. Also called lavaliere. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

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