a king ruling over a small country or territory.
any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus.
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How to use kinglet in a sentence
Dr. Coues says of it: "The kinglet's exquisite vocalization defies description."Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
Hurree Babu explained the greatness and glory, in their own country, of his companions, till the drowsy kinglet smiled.Kim | Rudyard Kipling
The Ruby-crowned kinglet was piping in an evergreen tree near by, but him I had been hearing for several days.Bird Lore, Volume I--1899 | Various
If you see such a pygmy again in autumn, exploring the bare twigs, it is this kinglet.Citizen Bird | Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Some kinglet of this kind was duly found, and a treaty made with him.Mogreb-el-Acksa | R. B. Cunninghame Graham
British Dictionary definitions for kinglet
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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