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coronet

Syllabification: cor·o·net
Pronunciation: /ˌkôrəˈnet
 
, ˌkärəˈnet
 
/

Definition of coronet in English:

noun

1A small or relatively simple crown, especially as worn by lesser royalty and peers or peeresses.
Example sentences
  • Thus equipped, she was crowned, with all the trumpets sounding; and, though our account does not mention it, no doubt all the peers and peeresses put on their coronets at that moment.
  • All of this was crowed with a delicate, simple gold coronet.
  • Wearing a golden coronet as a Princess of the Blood Royal, she was present at the Coronation of her parents in Westminster Abbey in May, 1937.
1.1A circular decoration for the head, especially one made of flowers.
Example sentences
  • The ceremony that was about to happen used four props - the robes of the Orianah's office, the flower coronet that the Orianah wore, a red pear, and lemon juice.
2The band of tissue on the lowest part of a horse’s pastern, containing the horn-producing cells from which the hoof grows.
2.1 another term for burr (sense 5) of the noun).

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French coronete 'small crown or garland', diminutive of corone (see crown).

Derivatives

coroneted

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • He wept where he knelt, against the wall outside the throne room, the room he and Fallen had been coroneted in a thousand years earlier.
  • He could only pray his sickness held out as he was coroneted.
  • They've declared peace until their new king is coroneted.

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