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Definition of "pendant" [pend•ant]

  • Something suspended from something else, especially an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet. (noun)
  • A hanging lamp or chandelier. (noun)
  • A sculptured ornament suspended from a vaulted Gothic roof or ceiling. (noun)
  • One of a matched pair; a companion piece. (noun)
  • Variant of pendent1. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pendant" in a sentence
  • "New kid on the block Ben Pollitt is shaking things up with his label pendant by Portland designer Stephanie Stimek hangs from an eighteen inch 14 carat gold chain."
  • "The painted diecast aluminium lamps have shades made of opal matt acrylic, and come in pendant, table, and floor versions."
  • "Each bridesmaid wore the Dauphin pendant necklace. $190 at Swarovski. com or 800-426-3088"