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1. Cut low at the neckline: a décolleté dress.
2. Wearing a garment that is low-cut or strapless.
[French, past participle of décolleter, to lower a neckline, uncover the neck : dé-, off (from Latin dē-; see de-) + collet, collar (from Old French, diminutive of col, neck, collar, from Latin collum, neck; see kwel- in Indo-European roots).]
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décolleté(deɪˈkɒlteɪ; French dekɔlte) or
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (of a woman's garment) low-cut
2. (Clothing & Fashion) wearing a low-cut garment
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a low-cut neckline
4. the part of a woman's chest from the neck to the bosom
[C19: from French décolleter to cut out the neck (of a dress), from collet collar]
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or de•col•le•te(ˌdeɪ kɒl əˈteɪ, ˌdɛk ə lə-)
1. (of a garment) low-necked.
2. wearing a low-necked garment.
[1825–35; < French: past participle of décolleter to bare the neck]
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Cut with a very low neckline to expose the upper part of the breasts.
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|Adj.||1.||decollete - (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline; "a low-cut neckline"|
necked - having a neck or having a neck especially as specified (often used in combination)
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