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Definition of "chaplet" [chap•let]

  • A wreath or garland for the head. (noun)
  • Roman Catholic Church A rosary having beads for five decades of Hail Marys. (noun)
  • Roman Catholic Church The prayers counted on such a rosary. (noun)
  • A string of beads. (noun)
  • Architecture A small molding carved to resemble a string of beads. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chaplet" in a sentence
  • "Anyone who would like to join us spiritually is more than welcome to. .the intentions for the chaplet will be the safety of our military and any other personal intentions .."
  • "And when they be nigh him with the cross, then he doth adown his galiot that sits on his head in manner of a chaplet, that is made of gold and precious stones and great pearls, and it is so rich, that men prize it to the value of"
  • "The Talbe is distinguished by the length of his beard, a piece of woollen cloth, half white and half crimson, which he leaves loose and flowing about his body, and under which appears a figure, exhausted by fasting, (the consequence of excessive laziness), and a kind of chaplet of an enormous size."