noun \ˈham-lət\

: a small village

Full Definition of HAMLET

:  a small village

Examples of HAMLET

  1. <she always longed to return to the quiet hamlet where she had been born>

Origin of HAMLET

Middle English, from Anglo-French hamelet, diminutive of ham village, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hām village, home
First Known Use: before 12th century

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noun \ˈham-lət\

Definition of HAMLET

:  a legendary Danish prince and hero of Shakespeare's play Hamlet

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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