Definition of décolletage in English:

décolletage

Syllabification: dé·colle·tage
Pronunciation: /dāˌkäləˈtäZH, ˌdekələ-
 
/

noun

  • 1A low neckline on a woman’s dress or top.
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    • Off are the felted wool cloaks and headscarves, and on are gossamer skirts, tulle petticoats, lace bordering, sweeping décolletages, silk bows, and the rest of fripperiedom.
    • Prudie thinks you should skip the décolletage and behave as though he were a favorite, fun cousin.
    • She arrived looking stunning in flared black linen trousers, kitten heels and a risqué décolletage.
  • 1.1A woman’s cleavage as revealed by a low neckline.

Origin

late 19th century: French, from décolleter 'expose the neck', from dé- (expressing removal) + collet 'collar of a dress'.

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