Definition of nape in English:

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nape

Pronunciation: /nāp/

noun

(also nape of the neck)
The back of a person’s neck.
Example sentences
  • He had blue eyes, quite a rounded chin bone and a strawberry-type birthmark on the nape of his neck.
  • I turn my head slightly and ruffle the hair at the nape of my neck where my eight inch pony tail has been shaved to half an inch.
  • I wrapped my arms around him and cried into the hollow of his collar bone, putting my fingers through his hair at the nape of his neck.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with nape

agape, ape, cape, chape, crape, crêpe, drape, escape, gape, grape, jape, misshape, rape, scrape, shape, tape

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Syllabification: nape

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