Definition of locket in English:


Syllabification: lock·et
Pronunciation: /ˈläkit


  • 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.
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    • 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.


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.

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