coronet

noun

cor·​o·​net ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet How to pronounce coronet (audio)
ˌkär-
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 on the Web Its oversized subdials have the exotic-dial look, but the watch’s face is otherwise adorned with only the Rolex coronet and Rolex wordmark. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2024 Now that Prince Harry is the son of the monarch rather than the son of the heir, a different coronet should be used while the five points of the lapel should be changed to three points, according to Gert's Royals. Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2024 Sophie and Edward's coat of arms featuring two shields under a coronet was stamped on stationery marked Bagshot Park, the royal residence near Windsor Castle where the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh live with their two children, Lady Louise Windsor, 20, and James, Earl of Wessex, 16. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2024 The lords and ladies in attendance will not wear their red robes and coronets, but business suits and dresses. William Booth, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2023 Camilla, meanwhile, wore her own massive coronet, Queen Mary’s Crown, created by Garrard for Queen Mary’s coronation in 1911. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 8 May 2023 During today's ceremony, there's a chance Kate could wear a coronet, which is a smaller headpiece typically worn during coronations. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 7 May 2023 To the coronation of King Charles, Alexandra was not in a coronet, wore her Order of the Garter robes. Town & Country, 7 May 2023 The practice of these attendees wearing coronets has also been struck from this year’s event. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 18 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Anglo-French (Middle French couronnette, Old French coronete), from corone, coroune crown entry 1 + -ette, -ete -ette

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronet was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Coronet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronet. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

coronet

noun
cor·​o·​net ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet How to pronounce coronet (audio)
ˌkär-
1
: a small crown worn by a noble
2
: an ornamental wreath or band worn around the head
a coronet of flowers

Medical Definition

coronet

noun
cor·​o·​net ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet, ˌkär- How to pronounce coronet (audio)
: the lower part of a horse's pastern where the horn terminates in skin

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