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1. cleavage

noun. ['ˈkliːvədʒ, ˈkliːvɪdʒ'] the state of being split or cleft.

Antonyms

  • unemployment

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cleave (English)
  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Cleavage

  • davidge
  • pincavage
  • ravage
  • salvage
  • sauvage
  • savage
  • savidge
  • selvage
  • selvidge
  • sincavage

How do you pronounce cleavage?

Pronounce cleavage as ˈklivɪʤ.

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Example sentences of the word cleavage


1. Noun, singular or mass
Choose necklines that show just enough cleavage or a dress with a low back, but not both.

Quotes containing the word cleavage


1. …well just call me Hannibal Lecter. With cleavage.
- Jeaniene Frost, This Side of the Grave

2. cleavage

noun. ['ˈkliːvədʒ, ˈkliːvɪdʒ'] the act of cleaving or splitting.

Antonyms

  • outside

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cleave (English)
  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. cleavage

noun. ['ˈkliːvədʒ, ˈkliːvɪdʒ'] the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts).

Synonyms

  • region

Antonyms

  • Cryptogamia
  • Phanerogamae

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cleave (English)
  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. cleavage

noun. ['ˈkliːvədʒ, ˈkliːvɪdʒ'] (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum.

Synonyms

  • segmentation
  • cellular division
  • maternity
  • gestation
  • pregnancy

Antonyms

  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning
  • imperfection

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cleave (English)
  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. cleavage

noun. ['ˈkliːvədʒ, ˈkliːvɪdʒ'] the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules.

Synonyms

  • chemical process
  • chemical action

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cleave (English)
  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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