Definition of décolletage in English:

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décolletage

Pronunciation: /dāˌkäləˈtäZH/
Pronunciation: /deˌkäləˈtäZH/

noun

1A low neckline on a woman’s dress or top.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with décolletage

découpage, Lesage, maquillage, paysage, plage, potage, vernissage

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dé·colle·tage

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