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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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Through a press conference, Elissa announced that she is collaborating with international jewelry house Lavalliere to launch a collection titled "Never Give Up", noting that a percentage of the sales will be allocated to treat cancer patients.
Lavalliere with her Luis, Between the emblazoned regal carriage, Is as fierce as the Cypriot Venus On the cocoon of her white couch.
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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. Tying the scarf across your neck and letting the ends hang down is the way to wear it, in case you were wondering!
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.
The dive to the plate by catcher Mike LaValliere. The textbook slide by Sid Bream.
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you give them what they want," said Anvil spokesman Robert LaValliere, recalling that troops had commandeered vehicles at gunpoint in a previous clash with rebels earlier that year.