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1. also la·val·lière (lä′vä-lyâr′) A pendant worn on a chain around the neck.
2. A small microphone that is worn around the neck.

[French lavallière, type of necktie with a large knot, after Françoise Louise de la Baume Le Blanc, Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), lover of Louis XIV.]
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Noun1.lavalliere - jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck
pendant, pendent - an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
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For fashionistas in the know, it's all about the SBS - skinny black scarf - or, if you want to be really fashion savvy, the lavalliere.
O seu rosto glabro, palido e esguio, indefinidamente muito estranho; os olhos sempre ocultos por oculos azuis, quadrados, e sobretudo negro, eterno de Verao e de Inverno, na incoerencia do feltro enorme de artista; os cabelos longos e a lavalliere de seda, num laco exagerado--tudo isto grifara bem o seu perfil na retina paspalheira da multidao inferior das esquinas.
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