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’
- ‘So on the night of her big holiday party, she puts on the dress with the plunging neckline.’
- ‘She was clad in a skin tight gold and blue uniform, with a plunging neckline to reveal her incredible body.’
- ‘Her top was red, just like mine, but it had a deep plunging neckline.’
- ‘Everyone stared at her as the young woman strutted into the room, fingering a spaghetti strap of her red minidress with 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.’
- ‘The dress had a plunging neckline that, if I had tried it on, would reach all the way down to my navel.’
- ‘Antoinette had another dress made, this one a deep velvet purple with a plunging neckline.’
- ‘It was a fine black silk dress, with a plunging neckline; it was trimmed in silver lace.’
- ‘She had gone out and bought a sparkling silver halter dress, with a plunging neckline and low-cut back.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She was clad in a silver dress with a deep plunging neckline.’
- ‘I got dressed into a sparkling red dress that had a plunging neckline and the back hung loosely about mid way down.’
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