cor·​o·​net | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet How to pronounce coronet (audio) , 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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Examples of coronet in a Sentence

the prince wore a small gold coronet to denote his rank
Recent Examples on the Web For their July 4, 1999 wedding at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland, David, 46, and Victoria, 47, went with a more opulent aesthetic, down to their golden thrones and the bride's custom diamond and gold coronet by jewelry designer Slim Barrett. Glenn Garner,, 11 Apr. 2022 On its bend-and-twist miles, principally between the Cahuenga and Sepulveda passes, are a coronet of houses as handsome and costly as jewels, atop slopes and canyons. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 The edge of the bell resembles a coronet, the inspiration for its regal name. Sarah Parvinistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 As a child, Chelsea played coronet and attended an arts school. Matt Wake |, al, 8 Apr. 2022 Håkon V, who ruled from 1299 to 1319, is often depicted wearing such a coronet. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2021 The coronet of milk is cast in a resinous material, and the falling droplet is suspended from a thread. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The family also reportedly loaned Armstrong the money to purchase his first coronet. Maria Pasquini,, 30 Aug. 2021 Ritchie, a coronet player who coordinates the South Holland Municipal Band, looked into the past for reassurance. Paul Eisenberg,, 8 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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2 Jul 2022

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“Coronet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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cor·​o·​net | \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet How to pronounce coronet (audio) \

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- How to pronounce coronet (audio) \

Medical Definition of coronet

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

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