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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.


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


(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.
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


(US: Orn) → Goldhähnchen nt
(= king)König meines kleinen oder unbedeutenden Landes
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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).
In the poem that accompanies an emblem depicting the flight to Egypt in Greiffenberg's Betrachtungen von allerheiligster Menschwerdung, Jesus appears as a kinglet (regulus), which is chased by a hawk.
03 -- Kinglet Regulus calendula Rock Ptargmigan ROPT -- -- Lagopus muta Rusty Blackbird RUBL# 0.
If this little kinglet of corporate shit thinks he can get away with this, he's greatly mistaken.
Harassing phone calls, report taken, 27 Kinglet Drive
I also took a birdwatching walk with naturalist Rich MacDonald of Bar Harbor's National History Centre from Sieur de Monts Spring, in the shadow of the mountain named after George Dorr, and saw black-capped chickadees, red-breasted nuthatch, and a beautiful gold-crowned kinglet.
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But the biggest surprise was a Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Ireland, a tiny bird that weighs less than half an ounce.