cir·​clet | \ ˈsər-klət How to pronounce circlet (audio) \

Definition of circlet

: a little circle especially : a circular ornament

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Recent Examples on the Web As Isaac Schultz reports for Atlas Obscura, the wood’s apparent commemoration of the event is subtle, marked only by a thin circlet of discoloration preserved in the tree trunks used to construct an ancient tomb. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ancient Volcanic Eruption Dated Through Rings of Dead Trees," 6 Apr. 2020 People on both sides came to battle, some arguing that the circlets of crumbly delight definitely aren't flavorless – okay, maybe the cookies themselves, but for sure not the frosting. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "There's a Raging Twitter War Happening Because Someone Insulted These Sugar Cookies," 23 Oct. 2017 Most of the girls had beautiful flowered circlets in their hair or conical princess hats with scarves on the top, but not my girl. Ellie Delano, Woman's Day, "This Week Feels Like It's Been Lived In Dog Years," 18 Oct. 2013 Kerry Washington's statement pair, coupled with aviators, afforded her milkmaid braid a seasonal feel, while Bella Hadid's gilded circlets augmented geek-chic frames, half-up hair, and throwback ab exposure. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of July 31, 2017," 1 Aug. 2017 For the Denmark model Amanda Norgaard, fairy-like circlets are best worn with an easy bend through glossy lengths, while Swede Adina Fohlin prefers her wildflower adornments with a bare complexion, pin-straight mane, and ample sunshine. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "How to Wear a Runway-Inspired Flower Crown Like a Supermodel," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of circlet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Circlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of circlet

: a band made of metal, flowers, etc., that is usually worn on the head

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