Definition of locket in English:

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locket

Pronunciation: /ˈläkət/

noun

1A small ornamental case, typically made of gold or silver, worn around a person’s neck on a chain and used to hold things of sentimental value, such as a photograph or lock of hair.
Example sentences
  • A gold chain with a locket containing a picture of her late husband hung around her neck as it did every day.
  • He put his arm around her and let his fingers play with the gold chain of her locket.
  • Also on display are stringed natural pearls and chains with lockets that have American diamonds laid on silver plated with gold.
2A metal plate or band on a scabbard.

Origin

Late Middle English (sense 2): from Old French locquet, diminutive of loc 'latch, lock', of Germanic origin; related to lock1. sense 1 dates from the late 17th century.

Words that rhyme with locket

brocket, crocket, Crockett, docket, pocket, rocket, socket, sprocket

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lock·et

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