Definition of circlet in US English:



  • 1A circular band, typically one made of precious metal, worn on the head as an ornament.

    • ‘She then pulled the circlet off her head and threw it across the passage.’
    • ‘Some women wear a shayla, a black gauzy scarf wrapped around the head and held in place by a variety of hats, head circlets, or jewelry.’
    • ‘She appeared wearing a magnificent green velvet gown richly adorned and a golden circlet was upon her head.’
    • ‘And every night we wore these golden circlets when we sat at table in the hall.’
    • ‘He was wearing a bronze loincloth and a bronze circlet of thorns.’
    • ‘They looked like angels, wearing robes of white and gold, with golden circlets atop their heads.’
    • ‘He was obviously a noble of some sort, with a thin circlet around his head.’
    • ‘Her gown was simple, and she wore the matching circlet.’
    • ‘Her hands nervously adjusted the folds of her gown and the circlet against her hair.’
    • ‘Her deep black hair formed a braided circlet around her head.’
    • ‘She wears a long veil with a circlet of flowers round her head.’
    • ‘Delicate fresh garlands of these enchanting blossoms were also fashioned into elegant little circlets, then attached to bridal veils.’
    • ‘Both ladies were wearing slim gold circlets studded with diamonds, which marked them as princesses.’
    • ‘I wore a gold circlet around my head instead of a veil.’
    • ‘She helped me get dressed in one of the elaborate straight white gowns and placed a silver circlet on my head after brushing my long hair.’
    • ‘A golden circlet crowned his head with four perfect diamonds that sat with equal spacing in it.’
    • ‘A circlet of silver bound around her head kept her dark brown curls out of her eyes.’
    • ‘Kuja yanked the red jewel and pearls off her circlet, leaving only a black band, and stuffed it in her bag.’
    • ‘A circlet rested atop his head, and was adorned with a single, four-pointed star.’
    • ‘The headdress was a golden circlet with silvery strings flowing off it.’
    ring, round, band, hoop
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    1. 1.1 A small circular arrangement or object.
      • ‘Despite the dearth of light, his pupils were the size of pin-pricks, and were ringed in jagged circlets of gold.’
      • ‘The mouth of most echinoids is provided with five hard teeth arranged in a circlet.’
      coronet, diadem, tiara, chaplet, fillet, wreath, garland, headband
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Late Middle English: from circle + -et, perhaps reinforced by archaic French cerclet.