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ringlet

[ ring-lit ]
/ ˈrɪŋ lɪt /
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noun
a curled lock of hair.
a small ring or circle.
Astronomy. one of the thin or narrow rings that compose the major rings of Saturn.
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Origin of ringlet

First recorded in 1545–55; ring1 + -let

OTHER WORDS FROM ringlet

ring·let·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ringlet

ringlet
/ (ˈrɪŋlɪt) /

noun
a lock of hair hanging down in a spiral curl
any of numerous butterflies of the genus Erebia, most of which occur in S Europe and have dark brown wings marked with small black-and-white eyespots: family Satyridae

Derived forms of ringlet

ringleted, adjective
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