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
Examples of coronet in a Sentence
the prince wore a small gold coronet to denote his rank
Recent Examples of coronet from the Web
TODAY’S PUZZLE: Two people show up to your dinner party wearing coronets.
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Origin and Etymology of coronet
Middle French coronette, from Old French coronete, from corone
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
CORONET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coronet for English Language Learners
: a small crown
CORONET Defined for Kids
Definition of coronet for Students
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
Medical Definition of coronet
: the lower part of a horse's pastern where the horn terminates in skin
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