ringlet

noun

ring·​let ˈriŋ-lət How to pronounce ringlet (audio)
1
: a small ring or circle
2
: curl
especially : a long curl of hair

Examples of ringlet in a Sentence

a little girl with perfect, golden ringlets
Recent Examples on the Web Bella Hadid wore a curly updo that was straight out of the Y2K era at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, and Rihanna was snapped in LA in an updo full of baby blonde ringlets. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 13 June 2024 Pull your ringlets up high and finish into an easy bun. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 6 May 2024 Hurrell’s picture is sumptuous, with Garbo bedecked in glittering rosettes of diamonds, her hair falling in perfect ringlets, a lush gray-black fur encircling her plunging neckline. Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024 The bob is deeply parted to one side as many ‘40s and ’50s hairstyles often were, with a few swoopy little ringlets gelled down across her forehead. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 29 Feb. 2024 Beyond her dimples, ringlets, and fits of giggles is a conflicted teenager. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 3 Mar. 2024 But a good curling iron like this pick from Kim Kimble offers an easy solution that won’t leave you with tight ringlets dancing above your brows. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 Then, go about your business while shiny, vintage-style ringlets take shape. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 Here, Escola wields their catty-scary shtick as a bitter, alcoholic burlesque of Mary Todd Lincoln, complete with big black dress and dangling Civil War-era ringlets, who barges through doors in the White House and through national sanctities. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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ringlet

noun
ring·​let ˈriŋ-lət How to pronounce ringlet (audio)
1
: a small ring or circle
2
: a long curl (as of hair)

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