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ring·let

 (rĭng′lĭt)
n.
1. A long, spirally curled lock of hair.
2. A small circle or ring.

ring′let·ed adj.

ringlet

(ˈrɪŋlɪt)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a lock of hair hanging down in a spiral curl
2. (Animals) any of numerous butterflies of the genus Erebia, most of which occur in S Europe and have dark brown wings marked with small black-and-white eyespots: family Satyridae
ˈringleted adj

ring•let

(ˈrɪŋ lɪt)

n.
1. a curled lock of hair.
2. a small ring or circle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringlet - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)ringlet - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
2.ringlet - a strand or cluster of hairringlet - a strand or cluster of hair    
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
sausage curl - a fat sausage-shaped curl
forelock - a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
crimp - a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
dreadlock - one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians
3.ringlet - a small ring
ring, band - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
4.ringlet - any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae
butterfly - diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
family Satyridae, Satyridae - a widely distributed family of butterflies common near the edges of woods
Translations
تَجْعيدَة شَعْر
lokna
slangekrølle
hárlokkur
lokňa
buklesaç lülesi

ringlet

[ˈrɪŋlɪt] Nrizo m, tirabuzón m

ringlet

[ˈrɪŋlət]
nboucle f
ringlets nplanglaises fpl
to wear one's hair in ringlets → porter des anglaises

ringlet

nRingellocke f, → Korkenzieherlocke f

ringlet

[ˈrɪŋlɪt] nboccolo

ring1

(riŋ) noun
1. a small circle eg of gold or silver, sometimes having a jewel set in it, worn on the finger. a wedding ring; She wears a diamond ring.
2. a circle of metal, wood etc for any of various purposes. a scarf-ring; a key-ring; The trap-door had a ring attached for lifting it.
3. anything which is like a circle in shape. The children formed a ring round their teacher; The hot teapot left a ring on the polished table.
4. an enclosed space for boxing matches, circus performances etc. the circus-ring; The crowd cheered as the boxer entered the ring.
5. a small group of people formed for business or criminal purposes. a drugs ring.
verbpast tense, past participle ringed
verb .
1. to form a ring round.
2. to put, draw etc a ring round (something). He has ringed all your errors.
3. to put a ring on the leg of (a bird) as a means of identifying it.
ˈring binder noun
a looseleaf binder; a stiff cardboard file with metal rings inside for holding loose pages together.
ˈringlet (-lit) noun
a long curl of hair.
ˈring finger noun
the finger on which the wedding ring is worn (usually the third finger of the left hand).
ˈringleader noun
the leader of a group of people who are doing something wrong. The teacher punished the ring-leader.
ˈringmaster noun
a person who is in charge of performances in a circus ring.
run rings round
to be very much better at doing something than; to beat easily.
References in classic literature ?
At the same time she put up her hand and took mine prisoner; but merely drew it away from the forbidden ringlet, and then immediately released it.
But there was only Glorvina of the jetty ringlets with whom his intercourse was familiar, and this dashing young woman was not bent upon loving the Major, but rather on making the Major admire HER--a most vain and hopeless task, too, at least considering the means that the poor girl possessed to carry it out.
I'm sure I'm not Ada,' she said, `for her hair goes in such long ringlets, and mine doesn't go in ringlets at all; and I'm sure I can't be Mabel, for I know all sorts of things, and she, oh
Her hair was a rich red in color and fell in flowing ringlets over her shoulders.
The neat little lady in mourning, whose light-brown ringlets are falling over the colored embroidery with which her fingers are busy, is of course Lucy Deane; and the fine young man who is leaning down from his chair to snap the scissors in the extremely abbreviated face of the "King Charles" lying on the young lady's feet is no other than Mr.
I saw, besides, many old sailors, with rings in their ears, and whiskers curled in ringlets, and tarry pigtails, and their swaggering, clumsy sea- walk; and if I had seen as many kings or archbishops I could not have been more delighted.
Whether against the express will of Providence, it is twisted upon the crown of the head and there coiled away like a rope on a ship's deck; whether it be stuck behind the ears and hangs down like the swag of a small window-curtain; or whether it be permitted to flow over the shoulders in natural ringlets, it is always the pride of the owner, and the glory of the toilette.
Everything laughs, and shines and plays around it, like it, even the breath of air and the ray of sun which vie with each other in disporting among the silky ringlets of its hair.
Her gray hair was arranged in ringlets according to the fashion of her youth.
replied she, shaking her bright ringlets in vivacious scorn.
How lovely she looked with her dark ringlets streaming in the light summer breeze, her fair cheek slightly flushed, and her countenance radiant with smiles.
I must have them to make some ringlets for our snow-sister's head