Definition of frontlet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrən(t)lət/


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.
2.2A piece of armor or harness for an animal’s forehead.


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

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Syllabification: front·let

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