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[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə nɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr əˈnɛt, ˌkɒr-/
a small crown.
a crown worn by nobles or peers.
a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold or jewels.
an ornament, more or less pedimental in form, situated over a door or window.
the lowest part of the pastern of a horse or other hoofed animal, just above the hoof.
Also called crest coronet. Heraldry. a crownlike support for a crest, used in place of a torse.
Origin of coronet
First recorded in 1350-1400, coronet is from the Middle English word corounet. See crown, -et
Related forms
coronetlike, adjective Unabridged
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  • She arranged the coronet carefully with small pearl-topped pins.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "She may find her way to a coronet without that," said Davis, rudely.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • I 'm prouder with that old hat on my head than with the coronet; tell them that.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Will you have Isabella, who is angling for a coronet, but would not refuse you if you are rich enough?

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • This coronet and initials proclaim them to have been once your own.

  • His friend had even hinted at the correct reproduction of his coronet.

    Pandora Henry James
  • This marked man of the world had added that the Americans are greatly impressed by a coronet.

    Pandora Henry James
  • And there, upon a broken shell, lay the little rower's coronet.

  • The carefully-packed articles were a coffin-plate and coronet.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for coronet


any small crown, esp one worn by princes or peers as a mark of rank
a woman's jewelled circlet for the head
the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof
the knob at the base of a deer's antler
(heraldry) a support for a crest shaped like a crown
Word Origin
C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from coronecrown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for coronet

"a small crown," late 15c., from Old French coronete, diminutive of corone "a crown," from Latin corona "crown" (see crown (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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