Definition of ringlet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈriNGlit/


1A lock of hair hanging in a corkscrew-shaped curl.
Example sentences
  • His dark, black hair, curls into ringlets, falling from his head.
  • It seemed that every strand of hair was in place, curling in loose ringlets towards the ends.
  • I took a quick shower, dried my hair, and curled it in loose ringlets like I did every day.
2A brown butterfly that has wings bearing eyespots that are typically highlighted by a paler color.
  • Aphantopus, Erebia, and other genera in the subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • The wildflower meadows provide shelter for a variety of butterflies, such as common blue, holly blue, orange tip, ringlet and meadow brown.
  • Meadow grass harbors the tiny caterpillars of ringlets and satyrs.



Example sentences
  • Her hair was long, reaching to her ankles when unbound and wet; it was tawny gold and ringletted, though the weight of it stretched the curls into long sinuous waves.
  • With their thick, ringletted coats the breed lays claim to producing the finest lustre wool in the world.
  • I was wide-eyed and ringleted and would help put out the beer and cookies for Santa before I went to bed.


Example sentences
  • My sister also has really ringlety hair and hates it, but I absolutely LOVE it!

Words that rhyme with ringlet

kinglet, springlet, winglet

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Syllabification: ring·let

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