chaplet

noun
chap·let | \ˈchap-lət \

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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chapleted \-lə-təd \ adjective

Synonyms for chaplet

Synonyms

coronal (also coronel), coronet, crown, diadem

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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

14th 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 14th century

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