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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Synonyms for ringlet


curl, frizz, frizzle

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Examples of ringlet in a Sentence

a little girl with perfect, golden ringlets

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Last night in Cannes, the amfAR Gala red carpet saw its usual measure of head-turning splendor (see: the unending parade of tulle), but one of the evening's most memorable looks came courtesy of a veteran of the style set—and her signature ringlets. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "At 61, Andie MacDowell's Signature Curls Are More Timeless Than Ever," 24 May 2019 Moore's entire look is giving major early 2000's vibes, from her bottle-blonde hair in ringlet curls to her thin eyebrows and clear lip gloss. Melissa Minton, Allure, "Mandy Moore Posted a Throwback From The Princess Diaries of Herself With Super-Thin Brows," 16 Feb. 2018 To keep her ringlets shiny and sprightly, Lou slicks a deep conditioning macadamia treatment into her hair once a week, leaving it in for a day or overnight before washing it with Australian natural brand Sukin's Protein Shampoo. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Drake-Approved Singer Is Bringing Back Cool, Crimped Waves," 8 Aug. 2018 Lauren Valenti, Beauty Writer Shalom Harlow closing the Versace show with a supersize cloud of ringlets! Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Our Very Favorite Moments From the Spring 2019 Collections," 10 Oct. 2018 Soon after, creamy blush and a touch-and-it-will-unravel braid entered the equation, while untamed ringlets, afros of all shapes and sizes, and split ends abounded in Spring 2016. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "9 Times Calvin Klein Turned Minimalist Beauty Into a Major Runway Moment," 11 Sep. 2018 But the the key to creating ringlets like Stefani’s is using the right size curling iron, which in this case is a 5/8-in barrel iron from Hot Tools. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "How It's Done: Gwen Stefani's Voluminous Curly Hair," 13 Apr. 2018 There's Nicole Kidman's curls in Moulin Rouge, Julia Roberts' ringlets in Mystic Pizza, and now, Dakota Johnson's phenomenal hair. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "I'm Lowkey Stalking Dakota Johnson's Hair," 12 Oct. 2018 Well In recent years, skyward-reaching ringlets and natural hair have rightly (finally!) become a mark of freedom and individuality on the runway, replacing cookie-cutter uniformity and encouraging legions of women to embrace their true texture. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Top Beauty Trends That Dominated Milan Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of ringlet

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of ringlet

: a long curl of hair


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

Kids Definition of ringlet

: a long curl of hair

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