lavaliere[lav′ə lir′, lä′və-]
an ornament hanging from a chain, worn around the neck
Origin of lavaliereFrench 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
- also la·val·lière A pendant worn on a chain around the neck.
- A small microphone that is worn around the neck.
Origin of lavaliereFrench 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.
- Worn on the chest. Generally in the term lavaliere microphone.
- A pendant on a chain.