chaplet

noun chap·let \ ˈchap-lət \

Definition of chaplet

1 :a wreath to be worn on the head
2 a :a string of beads
b :a part of a rosary comprising five decades
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 and Etymology of chaplet

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

chaplet Synonyms

Synonyms
crown, coronal (also coronel), coronet, diadem
Related Words
anadem [archaic], tiara; garland, laurel

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