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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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 Voyager’s now famous photograph of the rings, backlit by the Sun, showed for the first time that what appeared as the vast A, B and C rings in fact comprised millions of smaller ringlets. Vahe Peroomian, The Conversation, "A brief astronomical history of Saturn’s amazing rings," 14 Aug. 2019 Secure with a bobby pin overnight, and gently release each in the morning for big and bouncy ringlets. Glamour, "How to Keep Curls Overnight Without Losing Their Shape," 14 May 2019 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

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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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