cor·o·net | \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet, ˌkär-\

Definition of coronet 

1 : a small or lesser crown usually signifying a rank below that of a sovereign

2 : a wreath or band for the head usually for wear by women on formal occasions

3 : the lower part of a horse's pastern where the horn terminates in skin — see horse illustration

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Synonyms for coronet


chaplet, coronal (also coronel), crown, diadem

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Examples of coronet in a Sentence

the prince wore a small gold coronet to denote his rank

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The statement released today also revealed Meghan's new letterhead: the letter M topped with a crown, the same as the coronet on her coat of arms. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Meghan Markle's Coat of Arms Compares to the Middletons'," 25 May 2018 Duchess Meghan's cypher, which is kind of like a royal monogram, features a script uppercase 'M' underneath a coronet. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Here's Our First Look at Meghan Markle's New Royal Monogram," 25 May 2018 The pretty print has seriously regal overtones; an all-over gilded crown and coronet motif and a smattering of pink peonies. Kavita Daswani,, "Bring a little royal wedding sparkle home," 17 May 2018 That coronet is also featured in the Duchess of Sussex's new coat of arms (below), which also pays homage to her home state of California. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Here's Our First Look at Meghan Markle's New Royal Monogram," 25 May 2018 Underneath the two main designs are two smaller images: on the left, the coronet for Prince Harry; on the right, the symbol for the Commonwealth. Maria Pasquini,, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Received the Ultimate Seal of Approval from Queen Elizabeth," 12 May 2018 The design also includes a coronet, which features two crosses patée (a type of Christian cross), four fleurs-de-lys, and two strawberry leaves. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Meaning Behind Meghan Markle's New Coat of Arms," 25 May 2018 Doria looked like a schoolgirl in a modest white pleated skirt and short-sleeved blouse, with a coronet of baby’s breath in her hair. Leslie Carroll, Vanities, "How Meghan Markle Was Destined for the Spotlight," 24 Apr. 2018 The design features a monogram of the couple's initials tied together with white ribbons and surmounted by the coronet of Prince Harry. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: What we know and what we don't know," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of coronet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coronet

borrowed from Anglo-French (Middle French couronnette, Old French coronete), from corone, coroune crown entry 1 + -ette, -ete -ette

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

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English Language Learners Definition of coronet

: a small crown


cor·o·net | \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet \

Kids Definition of coronet

1 : a small crown worn by a person of noble but less than royal rank

2 : an ornamental wreath or band worn around the head


cor·o·net | \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet, ˌkär- \

Medical Definition of coronet 

: the lower part of a horse's pastern where the horn terminates in skin

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