hamlet

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noun ham·let \ ˈham-lət \

Definition of hamlet

:a small village

Examples of hamlet in a Sentence

  1. she always longed to return to the quiet hamlet where she had been born

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Origin and Etymology of hamlet

Middle English, from Anglo-French hamelet, diminutive of ham village, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hām village, home

hamlet Synonyms

Synonyms
bourg, village, townlet, vill, whistle-stop
Related Words
cow town, Podunk; outpost

Hamlet

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noun Ham·let \ ˈham-lət \

Definition of Hamlet

:a legendary Danish prince and hero of Shakespeare's play Hamlet

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First Known Use of hamlet

1601


HAMLET Defined for English Language Learners

hamlet

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Definition of hamlet for English Language Learners

  • : a small village


HAMLET Defined for Kids

hamlet

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noun ham·let \ ˈham-lət \

Definition of hamlet for Students

:a small village


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