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1A necklace or ornamental band of fabric that fits closely around the neck.
- ‘Diamonds, chokers, necklaces, bracelets, and a silver diadem were added to the pendant that Skye had put on in Derick's attic.’
- ‘I fiddle with the drawing from last night's barely-remembered dream and pick up some of my spiked jewelry, two leather bracelets and a choker, from my bedside table and slide them on.’
- ‘Necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, chokers, earrings, and some articles I couldn't have begun to guess at dazzled my vision.’
- ‘The earrings, chains, chokers and necklaces stood out for their designs - elegant but subdued, stylish yet not loud.’
- ‘I move back over to my dresser and find my spiked jewelry and put on as much as I can fit: bracelets, anklets, chokers, and a belt.’
- ‘My metal good luck charms, chains, necklaces, choker and earrings all clashed against the brick of the hearth.’
- ‘Elise's jewellery is distinguished by large stones such as rose crystal, turquoise and coral, strung together to make chunky chokers and necklaces - often with quirky bits and bobs attached.’
- ‘Look out too for sequins on handbags, shoes, and even accessories like chokers and bracelets.’
- ‘She wore gauntlets, earrings, and some chokers at her neck.’
- ‘Bangles and bracelets, earrings and ear-tops, necklaces and chokers, from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan make for a visual treat.’
- ‘The collection, featuring pieces for both men and women ranging from chokers, bracelets and ear-rings to cufflinks, will provide an exciting fusion of glamour and technology.’
- ‘She makes each piece of her jewellery - chokers, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watchbands - out of literally hundreds of the little suckers.’
- ‘Over the years Michele's designs continued to evolve from napkin holders and bracelets to earrings, necklaces, chokers and hair accessories at a rapid pace.’
- ‘She dried and styled her hair in waves, then put on her spike choker and heart earrings to finish the outfit.’
- ‘She has on large gold hoop earrings, a gold choker with a red gem embedded in the middle and several gold bangles.’
- ‘Then she armed herself with wristbands, bracelets, and chokers.’
- ‘I have no badges, no anklets, bracelets, or chokers, no chains, no rings.’
- ‘Aubrey put the choker on, a bracelet around each wrist and the remaining bracelet around her right ankle.’
- ‘Finger-rings and ear-studs, stone necklaces and ornamental chokers, brightly hued bracelets and innovatively shaped pendants are there in rich profusion.’
- ‘Finally Taylor drew an anklet and bracelet that matched the choker half of the necklace.’
- 1.1 A clerical or other high collar.
neckband, chokerView synonyms
- ‘He was eight years old when he and other boys, dressed in their Sunday special outfits of swallow-tail coats with a white choker collar, formed a guard of honour for Mr Thompson before a wonderful tea was served.’
- ‘Sorrow and I looked around at the chokers and collars.’
2North American A cable looped around a log to drag it.
rope, cord, line, guy, piece of cordageView synonyms
- ‘We lowered a man inside the pipe, he wrapped a choker around the auger, and we pulled the auger out.’
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