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cir·clet

 (sûr′klĭt)
n.
1. A small circle, especially a circular ornament.
2. A semi-circular band, often made of intricately cut metal, worn around the head as a crown or for special occasions as by a bride during a wedding.

[Middle English cerclet, from Old French, diminutive of cercle, circle; see circle.]

circlet

(ˈsɜːklɪt)
n
(Jewellery) a small circle or ring, esp a circular ornament worn on the head
[C15: from Old French cerclet a little circle]

cir•clet

(ˈsɜr klɪt)

n.
1. a small circle.
2. a ring or ring-shaped ornament; a headband.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circlet - a small circlecirclet - a small circle      
circle - ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"
2.circlet - decorated metal band worn around the head
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
Translations
diadémköröcske

circlet

[ˈsɜːklɪt] N (worn on head) → diadema f; (worn on finger) → anillo m; (worn on arm) → aro m, brazalete m

circlet

nReif m
References in classic literature ?
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.
The little circlet of the schoolboy's copper coin--dim and lustreless though it was, with the small services which it had been doing here and there about the world --had proved a talisman, fragrant with good, and deserving to be set in gold and worn next her heart.
The second damsel was of thirty winter of age, with a circlet of gold about her head.
This precious vessel was now placed on my knee, and I was cordially invited to eat the circlet of delicate pastry upon it.
Fairest of Starrs, last in the train of Night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crownst the smiling Morn With thy bright Circlet, praise him in thy Spheare While day arises, that sweet hour of Prime.
The Knight obeyed; and Prince John placed upon its point a coronet of green satin, having around its edge a circlet of gold, the upper edge of which was relieved by arrow-points and hearts placed interchangeably, like the strawberry leaves and balls upon a ducal crown.
The Earl of Essex, 'tis true, wore a splendid ring, set with diamonds, given him by his royal mistress, whilst I -- I have nothing but a simple circlet of gold, with a cipher on it and a date; but that ring has been blessed in the chapel of the Palais Royal,* so they will never ruin me, as they long to do, and whilst they shout,`Down with Mazarin
for the old man was now dressed in royal robes that glittered with jewels and gold embroidery, and wore a circlet of gold around his head.
He advanced, throwing his little clear circlet of yellow radiance before him, while in single file we followed at his heels.
Archer made the gesture which he had seen so many bridegrooms make: with his ungloved right hand he felt in the pocket of his dark grey waistcoat, and assured himself that the little gold circlet (engraved inside: Newland to May, April , 187-) was in its place; then, resuming his former attitude, his tall hat and pearl-grey gloves with black stitchings grasped in his left hand, he stood looking at the door of the church.
He wore in addition to his leathern trappings and jewelled ornaments a great circlet of gold about his brow in the exact centre of which was set an immense stone, the exact counterpart of that which I had seen upon the breast of the little old man at the atmosphere plant nearly twenty years before.
Joe succeeded in cutting the caoutchouc jointings above the car, but when he came to the pipes he found it more difficult to disengage them, because they were held by their upper extremity and fastened by wires to the very circlet of the valve.