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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the prince wore a small gold coronet to denote his rank
Recent Examples on the Web Cora Crawley, Lady Grantham, played by Elizabeth McGovern wears an Edwardian tiara with foliate swags and floral motifs that is convertible into a coronet, circa 1900. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "The Tiaras in the Downton Abbey Movie Are Based on Real Royal Tiaras," 29 Sep. 2019 Shushan’s version is mounted in a frame topped by an earl’s coronet. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Winter Show’s Many Small Treasures," 28 Jan. 2020 The ceremony was broadcast on live TV, and captured the young prince smiling and waving in the procession up to the ceremony: Queen Elizabeth gifted him the Honours of the Principality of Wales, including a sword, ring, mantle, and coronet (crown). Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Did Prince Charles Go to Wales for a University Term, As 'The Crown' Depicts?," 11 Nov. 2019 The Duke had seven jewels commissioned for his niece from London jeweler C.S. Hancock—a bandeau, bracelet, coronet, diadem, necklace, stomacher, and comb. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Tiara Designed for a Romanov Coronation Goes on Display," 8 July 2019 The queen also bestowed him with the symbols denoting the Prince of Wales: a girdle, sword, coronet, rod, and mantle. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Crown Season 3: The True Story of Prince Charles’s Younger Years," 7 Dec. 2019 Why such a concerted national effort to keep the coronet in the country? Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Queen Victoria’s Favorite Tiara Almost Caused a National Scandal," 31 Mar. 2019 Prince Charles, wearing the gold coronet of the Prince of Wales, looks on at his investiture as Prince of Wales on July 1, 1969 in Caernarvon, Wales. Rachael Bunyan, Time, "The True Story Behind Prince Charles' Storyline on The Crown Season 3," 15 Nov. 2019 In 2016, the coronet was sold to a foreign buyer for $6.5 million. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Queen Victoria’s Favorite Tiara Almost Caused a National Scandal," 31 Mar. 2019

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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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“Coronet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coronet

: a small crown


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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