annulet

noun

an·​nu·​let ˈan-yə-lət How to pronounce annulet (audio)
1
: a little ring
2
: a small architectural molding or ridge forming a ring

Word History

Etymology

modification of Middle French annelet, diminutive of anel, from Latin anellus, diminutive of anulus

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of annulet was in 1598

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“Annulet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annulet. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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