Definition of coronet in English:

coronet

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒr(ə)nɪt
 
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noun

  • 1A small or relatively simple crown, especially as worn by lesser royalty and peers or peeresses.
    More 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.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A circular decoration for the head, especially one made of flowers.
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    • 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.
  • 2A ring of bone at the base of a deer’s antler.
  • 3The band of tissue on the lowest part of a horse’s pastern, containing the horn-producing cells from which the hoof grows.

Derivatives

coroneted

adjective
More 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.

Origin

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

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