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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 ?
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.
Napoleon, standing on the knoll, looked through a field glass, and in its small circlet saw smoke and men, sometimes his own and sometimes Russians, but when he looked again with the naked eye, he could not tell where what he had seen was.
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.
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.
His hand brought the circlet of red- yellow, as though it were a plate of red gold, of refined gold smelted over the edge of the anvil, to his brow as a sign of his charioteering, as a distinction to his master.
All adown her back floated tresses of ruddy gold, with a slender jeweled circlet confining them at the brow.
The Outlaw of Torn raised the little circlet to his lips, and then slipped it upon the third finger of his left hand.
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.
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.