Definition of keyhole in English:

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keyhole

Pronunciation: /ˈkēˌhōl/

noun

1A hole in a lock into which the key is inserted.
Example sentences
  • Selecting one, he inserted it into the keyhole and turned.
  • Sighing as he opened his leather pouch on his waist and dug out a set of lock picks, he expertly selected the right tool for the job and inserted it into the keyhole.
  • She inserted it in the keyhole, and it gave a small click and swung open.
1.1A circle cut out of a garment as a decorative effect, typically at the front or back neckline of a dress.
Example sentences
  • The most memorable pieces were undoubtedly Gucci's clingy, dress with a daring keyhole neckline and its slinky, cut-out swimsuit.
  • The red and green multi-sleeveless top with a keyhole neckline is perfect for hot summer nights.
  • Allison was dressed in a completely red bodice with dramatic keyhole front, draped waist, and cascading front tulip hemline.

Words that rhyme with keyhole

kneehole

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Syllabification: key·hole

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