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1. Any of several small grayish birds of the widely distributed genus Regulus, having a yellowish or reddish patch on the crown of the head.
2. A king ruling a kingdom considered small or unimportant.
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1. often derogatory the king of a small or insignificant territory
2. (Animals) US and Canadian any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae
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(ˈkɪŋ lɪt)

1. a king ruling over a small country or territory.
2. any of several very small songbirds of the genus Regulus, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a patch of bright color on the crown of the head.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinglet - small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmicekinglet - small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmice
warbler - a small active songbird
genus Regulus, Regulus - a genus of birds of the family Sylviidae including kinglets
goldcrest, golden-crested kinglet, Regulus regulus - European kinglet with a black-bordered yellow crown patch
gold-crowned kinglet, Regulus satrata - American golden-crested kinglet
Regulus calendula, ruby-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned wren - American kinglet with a notable song and in the male a red crown patch
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(US: Orn) → Goldhähnchen nt
(= king)König meines kleinen oder unbedeutenden Landes
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References in classic literature ?
B.C.), minister and kinsman of a petty kinglet under the Chou dynasty, whose `Li Sao', literally translated `Falling into Trouble', is partly autobiography and partly imagination.
Yonder was Arthur, King of Britain; yonder was Guenever; yes, and whole tribes of little provincial kings and kinglets; and in the tented camp yonder, renowned knights from many lands; and likewise the selectest body known to chivalry, the Knights of the Table Round, the most illustrious in Christendom; and biggest fact of all, the very sun of their shining system was yonder couching his lance, the focal point of forty thousand adoring eyes; and all by myself, here was I laying for him.
She liked men and women, and she spoke of them - of kinglets she had known in the past; of her own youth and beauty; of the depredations of leopards and the eccentricities of love Asiatic; of the incidence of taxation, rack-renting, funeral ceremonies, her son-in-law (this by allusion, easy to be followed), the care of the young, and the age's lack of decency.
In the 13th century they succeeded in establishing a small kinglet called Jaffnapatam confined to the Jaffna peninsula and a narrow strip of land extending to Mannar on the northwest coast paying tribute or taxes to the main Sinhala king whose seat was in Kotte or Kandy.
In controls, 5 species made up 74-76% of the Pre--Post territory composition: Hermit/Townsend's Warbler (HT Warbler 32-26%); Golden-crowned Kinglet (GC Kinglet 14-17%); Junco (10-15%); Pacific Wren (P Wren 10-9%); and Brown Creeper (Creeper 8-9%).
Similar is the case with Vita's remarks on the letters of Rib-Hadda of Byblos, which this kinglet sent from Beirut (EA 136-38), using a local scribe for two of them (p.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let earth receive her kingLet every heart prepare him room, and Heaven and Nature sing, And Heaven and Nature sing, and Heaven, and Heaven and Nature sing!
Eight species were transient migrants and comprised 495 observations: Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Tennessee, Nashville, Blackpoll, and Western Palm Warblers, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (Table 5).
The species which were most affected within our study for this region include the American Kestrel, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Savannah Sparrow, Warbling Vireo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the Horned Lark, and the Northern Shrike (Tables 3 and 4).
a noun derived from a noun by adding a diminutive suffix, namely kinglet (< king), Mutterlein (< Mutter 'mother'), and Stadtchen (< Stadt 'town').
Harassing phone calls, report taken, 27 Kinglet Drive