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Definition of "hemline" []

  • The bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat. (noun)
  • The height of the edge of such a garment, measured from the floor. (noun)

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 "hemline" in a sentence
  • "That explains the neckline which does not plunge to your belly, revealin much of the beauty of your breasts, and the hemline, which is surely something less than slave short."
  • "After her shoes my eyes caught the repeated glimmer of gold woven throughout the hemline of her dress."
  • "Gaga is a deeply gifted thinker, writer, and student of style who, in her first column for V magazine, wrote: I can look at almost any hemline, silhouette, beadwork, or heel architecture and tell you very precisely who designed it first, what French painter they stole it"