circlet

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English[edit]

picture of Richard II of England wearing a circlet
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cerclet, diminutive of cercle.

Noun[edit]

circlet (plural circlets)

  1. A crown without arches or a covering.
    • Spenser
      Her fair locks in circlet be enrolled.
  2. A small circle.
  3. A round body; an orb.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)
    • Milton
      Fairest of stars [] that crown'st the smiling morn / With thy bright circlet.
  4. (UK, dialect) A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

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