coronet

noun 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

Examples of coronet in a Sentence

  1. the prince wore a small gold coronet to denote his rank

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Origin and Etymology of coronet

Middle French coronette, from Old French coronete, from corone

coronet Synonyms

Synonyms
chaplet, coronal (also coronel), crown, diadem
Related Words
anadem [archaic], tiara; garland, laurel

CORONET Defined for English Language Learners

coronet

noun

Definition of coronet for English Language Learners

  • : a small crown


CORONET Defined for Kids

coronet

noun cor·o·net \ ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet \

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 Dictionary

coronet

noun 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

Illustration of coronet



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