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A pendant is a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck.
Pendent means hanging or suspended.
Pendant and Pendent
Occasionally, there is confusion over the words pendant
The word pendant
is usually a noun
which means a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck
. For example:
- Custom has it that wearing the Buddha pendant below the chest is a sign of disrespect.
- Cherie Blair wore a pendant to ward off evil spirits.
Like most nouns, the word pendant
can also be used as an adjective
Princess Kate Middleton's diamond pendant.
- She wore a diamond pendant necklace.
The word pendent
is an adjective
which means dangling
, or suspended
. For example:
A pendent light
Snowdrops are pendent flowers.
- Water Avens is an attractive perennial plant with pretty pendent flowers of purple, pink, and orange.
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