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Definitions for coronet
ˌkɔr əˈnɛt, ˌkɒr-coro·net

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coronetnoun

    a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign

  2. coronetnoun

    margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof


  1. coronetnoun

    A small crown worn by a noble. In the British system, they are worn only at coronations. The German equivalent is Adelskrone.

  2. coronetnoun

    The ring of tissue between a horse's hoof and its leg.

  3. Etymology: corona + -ette, shortened to -et

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Coronetnoun

    An inferiour crown worn by the nobility. The coronet of a duke is adorned with strawberry leaves; that of a marquis has leaves with pearls interposed; that of an earl raises the pearls above the leaves; that of a viscount is surrounded with only pearls; that of a baron has only four pearls.

    Etymology: coronetta, Ital. the diminutive of corona, a crown.

    The rest was drawn into a coronet of gold, richly set with pearl. Philip Sidney.

    In his livery
    Walk’d crowns and coronets, realms and islands were
    As plates dropt from his pocket. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    All the rest are countesses.
    ———— Their coronets say so. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Under a coronet his flowing hair,
    In curls, on either cheek play’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Nor could our nobles hope their bold attempt,
    Who ruin’d crowns, would coronets exempt. Dryden.

    Peers and dukes, and all their sweeping train,
    And garters, stars, and coronets appear. Alexander Pope, Ra. of Lock.


  1. Coronet

    A coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. A coronet differs from other kinds of crowns in that most coronets do not have arches, and from a tiara in that a coronet completely encircles the head, while a tiara does not. In other languages, this distinction is not made as usually the same word for crown is used irrespective of rank (German: Krone, Dutch: Kroon, Swedish: Krona, French: Couronne, etc.) Today, its main use is not as a headgear (indeed, many people entitled to a coronet never have a physical one created), but as a rank symbol in heraldry, adorning somone's coat of arms.


  1. coronet

    A coronet is a small or relatively simple crown traditionally worn by nobles and other lower-ranking members of a monarchy. It often represents one's rank and is usually adorned with precious or semi-precious stones and metals. Though similar to a full crown, coronets tend to be less elaborate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coronetnoun

    an ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown

  2. Coronetnoun

    the upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin

  3. Coronetnoun

    the iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel

  4. Etymology: [Dim. of OE. corone crown; cf. OF. coronete. See Crown, and cf. Crownet, Cronet.]


  1. Coronet

    A coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. By one definition, a coronet differs from a crown in that a coronet never has arches, and from a tiara in that a coronet completely encircles the head, while a tiara does not. By a slightly different definition, a crown is worn by an emperor, empress, king or queen; a coronet by a nobleman or lady. See also diadem. The word stems from the Old French coronete, a diminutive of coronne, itself from the Latin corona. Traditionally, such headgear is – as indicated by the German equivalent Adelskrone – used by nobles and by princes and princesses in their coats of arms, rather than by monarchs, for whom the word crown is customarily reserved in formal English, while many languages have no such terminological distinction. Other than a crown, a coronet shows the rank of the respective noble. Hence, in German there is also the term Rangkrone. For equivalents, both physical and emblematic, in other languages and cultures, see under crown.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coronet

    kor′o-net, n. a small crown inferior to the sovereign's, worn by the nobility: an ornamental head-dress: the part of a horse's pastern just above the coffin—also Cor′net.—adj. Cor′oneted. [O. Fr., dim. of corone, crown.]


  1. Coronet

    a small crown or corona.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coronet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coronet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of coronet in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Taylor:

    God hath prepared a little coronet or special reward (extraordinary and beside the great crown of all faithful souls) for those who have not defiled themselves with women.

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