chaplet

noun
chap·​let | \ ˈchap-lət How to pronounce chaplet (audio) \

Definition of chaplet

1 : a wreath to be worn on the head
2a : a string of beads
b : a part of a rosary comprising five decades
3 : a small molding carved with small decorative forms

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Other Words from chaplet

chapleted \ ˈchap-​lə-​təd How to pronounce chaplet (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of chaplet in a Sentence

maidens wove a chaplet of flowers round the champion's head

First Known Use of chaplet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chaplet

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

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The first known use of chaplet was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

4 Oct 2021

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“Chaplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaplet. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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