[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-]


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 formscor·o·net·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for coronet

diadem, wreath, crown, chaplet, circle, tiara, headdress, headband, anadem

Examples from the Web for coronet

Contemporary Examples of coronet

  • For all my posing I made straight As, had a mouth full of braces, and played the coronet and the flugelhorn in the school band.

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    Lloyd Grove

    August 17, 2009

Historical Examples of coronet

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 for coronet

C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from corone crown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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