a cloth headband, sometimes adorned with jewels, formerly worn by monarchs in Asia Minor and other parts of the East.
royal dignity or authority.
to adorn with or as if with a diadem; crown.
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How to use diadem in a sentence
In an infrared image released September 21, Neptune and its gossamer diadems of dust take on an ethereal glow against the inky backdrop of space.Here is the first direct look at Neptune’s rings in more than 30 years | Christopher Crockett | September 23, 2022 | Science News
Diving through the water, each is crowned in a diadem of bubbles.The Whale Who Will Come Soon - Issue 105: Whale Songs | Rebecca Giggs | September 8, 2021 | Nautilus
Excavations at other El Argar sites in the 19th and 20th centuries yielded several females buried with diadems.Riches in a Bronze Age grave suggest it holds a queen | Bruce Bower | March 11, 2021 | Science News
A semicircular silver headband, or diadem, with a disk that would have rested on the forehead or the bridge of the nose, was found on the woman’s skull.Riches in a Bronze Age grave suggest it holds a queen | Bruce Bower | March 11, 2021 | Science News
He tossed the splendid diadem in the air, and catching it, turned to me smiling.
It is a diadem fit for a King among kings, an Emperor among emperors.
I do this every day, and yet the joy of waiting and at last touching again the diadem, only seems to increase as the days pass.
The road from the fort to the diadem is extremely fatiguing, and fully three hours are required to accomplish the journey.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
He wore a cock feather over his ear, and on his head a diadem set with enormous gems.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
I dreamed that a nobleman came here for me in a silver coach, and that he offered me a golden diadem.Laboulaye's Fairy Book | Various
A diadem encircles her hair, she sits upon a throne, the throne rests upon clouds.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
Americans are all equal—this is one of the gems in our diadem.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for diadem
a royal crown, esp a light jewelled circlet
royal dignity or power
(tr) to adorn or crown with or as with a diadem
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