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chaplet

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noun chap·let \ˈchap-lət\

Definition of chaplet

  1. 1 :  a wreath to be worn on the head

  2. 2 a :  a string of beads b :  a part of a rosary comprising five decades

  3. 3 :  a small molding carved with small decorative forms

chapleted play \-lə-təd\ adjective


Examples of chaplet in a sentence

  1. <maidens wove a chaplet of flowers round the champion's head>



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Origin of chaplet

Middle English chapelet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of chapel hat, garland, from Medieval Latin cappellus head covering, from Late Latin cappa


First Known Use: 14th century


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