lavaliere[lav′ə lir′, lä′və-]
lavaliere definition by Webster's New World
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an ornament hanging from a chain, worn around the neck
Origin: French lavallière, kind of tie, after Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), mistress of Louis XIV
designating or of a very small microphone formerly hung on a cord around the neck, but now usually attached to the clothing with a clip
lavaliere definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A pendant worn on a chain around the neck.
Origin: French lavallière, type of necktie, after Duchesse de La Vallière.