cir·​clet ˈsər-klət How to pronounce circlet (audio)
: a little circle
especially : a circular ornament

Examples of circlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for tiaras: Brace yourselves, ye lovers of grandeur and glitter, for there are distressing reports that, as part of scaling down and cutting back on the glitter factor, Catherine, the Princess of Wales and the next queen, will wear not a tiara but a circlet of flowers. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2023 For a more modern look, Camilla might also choose to remove the arches of the Garrard piece by wearing it as a circlet, just like Queen Mary did for the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2023 Queen Mary wears the crown as a circlet at the 1937 coronation of her son, King George VI. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Apr. 2023 The girl was wearing a small circlet over her baby hair, and wearing a onesie with white embroidery. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 9 Apr. 2023 The arches can be removed so the piece can be worn as a circlet, which is what Mary did for her son's coronation in 1937. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 18 Mar. 2023 Peter Cottontail gets a glamorous touch in this elegant circlet of greenery, grapevine, and gold. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 31 Jan. 2023 Cullinan VI & VIII Along with accepting Cullinan I and II on behalf of the Crown, King Edward VII purchased Cullinan VI, an 11.5-carat marquise-cut diamond, for his consort Queen Alexandra, who had the stone set into a circlet (as seen above). Leena Kim, Town & Country, 14 Feb. 2023 His original look was suggestive enough to be identifiable, with the dashes of green and gold, the horned circlet. Nola Pfau, Vulture, 30 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circlet was in the 15th century

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“Circlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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cir·​clet ˈsər-klət How to pronounce circlet (audio)
: an ornament in the form of a circle

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