[ king-lit ]
/ ˈkɪŋ lɪt /


a king ruling over a small country or territory.
any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus.


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Origin of kinglet

First recorded in 1595–1605; king + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for kinglet

/ (ˈkɪŋlɪt) /


often derogatory the king of a small or insignificant territory
US and Canadian any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae
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