chaplet

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noun chap·let \ˈchap-lət\

Definition of chaplet

  1. 1 :  a wreath to be worn on the head

  2. 2a :  a string of beadsb :  a part of a rosary comprising five decades

  3. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


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