Definition of circlet in English:

circlet

Syllabification: cir·clet
Pronunciation: /ˈsərklət
 
/

noun

  • 1A circular band, typically one made of precious metal, worn on the head as an ornament.
    More example sentences
    • A circlet rested atop his head, and was adorned with a single, four-pointed star.
    • She wears a long veil with a circlet of flowers round her head.
    • Some women wear a shayla, a black gauzy scarf wrapped around the head and held in place by a variety of hats, head circlets, or jewelry.
  • 1.1A small circular arrangement or object.
    More example sentences
    • The mouth of most echinoids is provided with five hard teeth arranged in a circlet.
    • Despite the dearth of light, his pupils were the size of pin-pricks, and were ringed in jagged circlets of gold.

Origin

late Middle English: from circle + -et1, perhaps reinforced by archaic French cerclet.

More definitions of circlet

Definition of circlet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little