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Definition of "coronet" [cor•o•net]

  • A small crown worn by princes and princesses and by other nobles below the rank of sovereign. (noun)
  • A chaplet or headband decorated with gold or jewels. (noun)
  • The upper margin of a horse's hoof. (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 "coronet" in a sentence
  • "Are you sure this Vandyked sort of a coronet is right for the lion to dance on?"
  • "It was nigh four of the clock ere her Grace came from the Abbey; and she came in a gown of purple velvet, with the crown upon her head, and every noble and noble lady following in cramoisie, and on their heads crownets [the old form of the word coronet] of gold."
  • "At one side of the coronet was a cracked edge, where a corner holding three gems had been torn away."
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