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 Initially, Isabella was painted wearing Yolande’s headdress, but around the time of the couple’s wedding, the image was altered again, giving her a gold coronet with jewels to mark Francis’ new title as duke. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 May 2021 Among the heirlooms: an enamel and diamond cross with an onyx heart with the name of Victoria’s daughter Alice (who died in 1878 at age 35) under a coronet, and another onyx and seed pearl button holding a miniature portrait of the princess. Jill Newman, Town & Country, 13 Mar. 2021 The design on the items shows the couple’s initials surmounted by the coronet of Princess Beatrice, surrounded by a bouquet of pink roses, peonies, lemon blossom and thistles, secured with the white rose of York. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 23 Sep. 2020 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, 29 Sep. 2019 Shushan’s version is mounted in a frame topped by an earl’s coronet. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 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, 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, 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, 7 Dec. 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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27 May 2021

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“Coronet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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