- a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting prayers.
- the prayers recited over this.
Origin of chaplet
Related Words for chapletrosary, diadem, garland, band, crown, ornament, fillet, bead, coronet, necklace, circle
Examples from the Web for chaplet
Historical Examples of chaplet
He arose, as he spoke, and reverently placed the chaplet on the head of Plato.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He twisted the chaplet so that the beads bit deeply into his fingers.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Immediately after the battle the Thebans sent a messenger to Athens wearing a chaplet.Hellenica
The humming of the harps ceased and the chaplet of iron that bound her brow relaxed.Melomaniacs
But for the absurdity of it, he could have woven a chaplet of them and worn it.The Master-Knot of Human Fate
- a string of prayer beads constituting one third of the rosary
- the prayers counted on this string
Word Origin for chaplet
late 14c., from Old French chapelet (Old North French capelet) "garland, rosary," properly "a small hat," diminutive of chape, chapeau "headdress, hood, hat" (see chapeau).