One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Falling steeply.‘marvel at plunging waterfalls, hanging valleys, and secluded beaches’‘a plunging ravine’
- 1.1 Rapidly decreasing.‘sleet, snow, and plunging temperatures also worsened conditions’‘plunging prices are hurting revenues’
- 1.1 Rapidly decreasing.
2Denoting a very low-cut neckline on a woman's garment.‘form-fitting dresses with plunging necklines’‘a plunging V-neck’
- ‘Everyone stared at her as the young woman strutted into the room, fingering a spaghetti strap of her red minidress with plunging neckline.’
- ‘She was clad in a silver dress with a deep plunging neckline.’
- ‘She was clad in a skin tight gold and blue uniform, with a plunging neckline to reveal her incredible body.’
- ‘So on the night of her big holiday party, she puts on the dress with the plunging neckline.’
- ‘Antoinette had another dress made, this one a deep velvet purple with a plunging neckline.’
- ‘The champagne is fizzing, the waiters stand armed with canapés, and glitzy slingbacks and polished shoes trip up the front steps, the women svelte in little dresses with plunging necklines and daring backs, the men suave in black tie.’
- ‘Her top was red, just like mine, but it had a deep plunging neckline.’
- ‘But what turned her dress from classic to head-turning was the plunging neckline that went down in a deep V, ending an inch or two above her navel.’
- ‘It was a fine black silk dress, with a plunging neckline; it was trimmed in silver lace.’
- ‘The dress had a plunging neckline that, if I had tried it on, would reach all the way down to my navel.’
- ‘She had gone out and bought a sparkling silver halter dress, with a plunging neckline and low-cut back.’
- ‘I got dressed into a sparkling red dress that had a plunging neckline and the back hung loosely about mid way down.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.