[ fruhnt-lit ]
/ ˈfrʌnt lɪt /


Also frontal. a decorative band, ribbon, or the like, worn across the forehead: The princess wore a richly bejeweled frontlet.
the forehead of an animal.
Ornithology. the forehead when marked by a different color or texture of the plumage.
Judaism. the phylactery worn on the forehead.

Origin of frontlet

1425–75; late Middle English frontlet < Old French, diminutive of frontel frontal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for frontlet

/ (ˈfrʌntlɪt) /


Also called: frontal a small decorative loop worn on a woman's forehead, projecting from under her headdress, in the 15th century
the forehead of an animal, esp of a bird when it is a different colour from the rest of the head
the decorated border of an altar frontal
Judaism a phylactery worn on the foreheadSee also tefillah

Word Origin for frontlet

C15: from Old French frontelet a little frontal
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