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Definition of "ringlet" [ring•let]

  • A long, spirally curled lock of hair. (noun)
  • A small circle or ring. (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 "ringlet" in a sentence
  • "She wears one long ringlet (presumably one on each side); and this ringlet is a characteristic feature of female heads in archaic Greek art."
  • "But the dreadlocks look — an intense kind of ringlet where strands fuse into a flail of single ropes — is really West Indian in origin."
  • "None so keen as these young misses to know an inward movement by an outward sign of adornment: if they have not as many signals as the ships that sail the great seas, there is not an end of ribbon or a turn of a ringlet which is not a hieroglyphic with a hidden meaning to these little cruisers over the ocean of sentiment."