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frontlet Syllabification: front·let
Pronunciation: /ˈfrən(t)lət/

Definition of frontlet in English:


1An ornamental piece of cloth hanging over the upper part of an altar frontal.
2 dated A decorative band or ornament worn on the forehead.
Example sentences
  • Let us use my silly hyperbole as frontlets between our eyes.
  • His eagle frontlet is the first aspect of Native culture to greet airline passengers deplaning in Ketchikan.
  • Two of its pointy lobes must have rested on the High Priest's forehead, with the frontlet tied between them.
2.1 another term for phylactery.


Late 15th century (sense 2): from Old French frontelet, diminutive of frontel (see frontal2).

Words that rhyme with frontlet

couplet • cutlet • violet

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