- a small circle.
- a ring.
- a ring-shaped ornament, especially for the head.
Origin of circlet
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Examples from the Web for circlet
I did not answer, but took the circlet from his hands, and placing it in the safe shut the massive steel door.
Her long black hair was bound above her forehead with a circlet of turquoises, and the ends, curled about her glittering girdle.
But I have a circlet of diamonds which can enclose all living creatures.The Chinese Fairy Book
The circlet was beautiful in itself, and astonishingly heavy.
She pulled the circlet from her finger and almost flung it at him.That Girl Montana
Marah Ellis Ryan
She wears a close head-dress, with a circlet of gems over it.Richard I
On this ring, inside the circlet, were engraven my name and rank!The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
- a small circle or ring, esp a circular ornament worn on the head
C15: from Old French cerclet a little circle
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Word Origin and History for circlet
late 15c., from Middle French cerclet, diminutive of cercle (see circle (n.)).
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