One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A lock of hair hanging in a corkscrew-shaped curl.
tress, tuft, curlView synonyms
- ‘I began to smile, and she shook her head energetically, sending her ringlets and curls darting in every direction.’
- ‘My hair was curled into ringlets and piled on the top of my hair.’
- ‘She had curled the ends in layers and pulled her hair into a high ponytail, leaving a ringlet on either side of her face.’
- ‘His dark, black hair, curls into ringlets, falling from his head.’
- ‘Her hair had been curled into ringlets and piled on top of her head; a scattering of pearls gleaming in amongst the curls like crocus buds emerging from rich, dark soil.’
- ‘It seemed that every strand of hair was in place, curling in loose ringlets towards the ends.’
- ‘She walked gracefully down the steps, her hair now in beautiful ringlets.’
- ‘She decided that she was going to let her hair dry in ringlets because she didn't feel like taking the time to straighten it.’
- ‘She had long, jet black hair in loose ringlets that bounced as she walked.’
- ‘Her hair was in ringlets and she was wearing heels.’
- ‘I took a quick shower, dried my hair, and curled it in loose ringlets like I did every day.’
- ‘Her long blonde hair fell around her face in gentle ringlets, little curls falling down over her grey eyes.’
- ‘Her rich chestnut hair was piled into a nest of soft ringlets with soft wispy curls framing her heart-shaped face.’
- ‘She played with a ringlet of hair which was no longer tightly curled as it had been a few hours before.’
- ‘Most of them had their hair done up or ringlets cascading down their backs.’
- ‘She returned to the bathroom and finished shaping her long, honey-brown hair into loose ringlets.’
- ‘Her long black hair lay in perfect ringlets framing her face.’
- ‘She looked to be around thirty and had brown hair curled in ringlets around her face.’
- ‘Her black hair was curled into tight ringlets.’
- ‘Her dark, chocolate brown hair fell in bouncy ringlets and looked perfect whether Adele let it hang naturally or pinned it up.’
2A brown butterfly that has wings bearing eyespots that are typically highlighted by a paler color.
Aphantopus, Erebia, and other genera in the subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae: several species
- ‘The wildflower meadows provide shelter for a variety of butterflies, such as common blue, holly blue, orange tip, ringlet and meadow brown.’
- ‘Meadow grass harbors the tiny caterpillars of ringlets and satyrs.’
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