ringlet

noun
ring·​let | \ ˈriŋ-lət How to pronounce ringlet (audio) \

Definition of ringlet

1 : a small ring or circle
2 : curl especially : a long curl of hair

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Examples of ringlet in a Sentence

a little girl with perfect, golden ringlets
Recent Examples on the Web For fifties comedienne Lucille Ball, ginger ringlets communicated a sense of carefree whimsy, while Marilyn Monroe’s platinum waves were as voluptuous as her famous silhouette. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Curls of All Time, from Marilyn Monroe to Rihanna," 20 July 2018 For starters, Pooja Mor and , both rocking perfect ringlets, modeled classic looks with timeless winged liner. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Pooja Mor, Halsey, and More," 1 Mar. 2020 His blond ringlets sneaked out from the bottom of his cap, and a pale scar was visible in the sun tan of his right leg. John Branch, New York Times, "Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.," 3 Dec. 2019 Mere hours after this story is published, her hair could be back to a jet-black bob, or a floor-sweeping high ponytail, or a big mess of ringlet curls à la the lastest KKW Fragrance campaign. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Just Put a Sugary Sweet Twist on Brown Hair," 21 Nov. 2019 As the daughter of the legendary Diana Ross, big, bountiful ringlets were quite literally in her DNA, but that didn't make tending to them any less of a challenge. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Tracee Ellis Ross on Her New Natural Curl Line, and How She Became Her Own Hair Expert," 6 Sep. 2019 Alvisa has olive skin, ringlets of curls, and dark, thick eyebrows. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "The Double Vision of Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa," 17 Nov. 2019 For the one who wants beach waves year-round: Our favorite curling iron Whether the goal is tight ringlets or soft waves, this curling iron from Beachwaver delivers. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 amazing gifts for beauty, makeup, and skincare lovers," 22 Oct. 2019 Namba’s miraculously tidy chili burger sits tall with its thick slice of tomato, shredded lettuce falling like ringlets and domed sesame bun. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Los Angeles, this should be your sake spot," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ringlet

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ringlet was in 1555

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“Ringlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringlet. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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ringlet

noun
How to pronounce ringlet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ringlet

: a long curl of hair

ringlet

noun
ring·​let | \ ˈriŋ-lət How to pronounce ringlet (audio) \

Kids Definition of ringlet

: a long curl of hair

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