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chaplet

Definition:

flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

chaplets

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

crown | laurel wreath

Synonyms:

coronal | garland | lei | wreath

Etymology:

Middle English chapelet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of chapel hat, garland,...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Merriam-Webster:

chaplet | crown [synonym, sense-specific] | coronal [synonym, sense-specific] | coronet [synonym, sense-specific] | diadem [synonym, sense-specific] | anadem [archaic, similar, sense-specific] | tiara [similar, sense-specific] | garland [similar, sense-specific] | laurel [similar, sense-specific]

a wreath to be worn on the head | a string of beads ; a part of a rosary comprising five decades | a small molding carved with small decorative forms (29 of 99 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chaplet

New World Dictionary:

chaplet

a wreath or garland for the head | a rosary consisting typically of five decades ; the prayers said with such beads | any string of beads; necklace | ... (26 of 47 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chaplet

Collins Dictionary:

chaplet | astragal [synonym, sense-specific] | chapleted [adjective, derived]

an ornamental wreath of flowers, beads, etc, worn on the head | a string of beads or something similar | [Roman Catholic Church] a string of prayer ... (25 of 359 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chaplet

Wikipedia:

Chaplet [disambiguation]

a circular wreath or garland for the head "usually a garland of flowers or leaves", but also of metal or other material; the ... | Chaplet (metallurgy), a metal form to hold a core in place | Chaplet (architecture) - A small molding carved into beads |... (44 of 130 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chaplet

Random House Dictionary:

chaplet

a wreath or garland for the head. | a string of beads. | [Roman Catholic] ; a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting ... (27 of 83 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chaplet

Oxford Dictionary:

chaplet | chapleted [derived]

a garland or circlet for a person's head. | a string of 55 beads (one third of the rosary number) for counting prayers, or as a necklace. | a metal ... (28 of 75 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chaplet

American Heritage Dictionary:

chaplet | chapleted [adjective, related]

A wreath or garland for the head. | [Roman Catholic] ; A rosary having beads for five decades of Hail Marys. | The prayers counted on such a rosary. | ... (27 of 64 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chaplet

Wiktionary:

chaplet | chaplets [plural]

A garland or circlet for the head. | A string of beads, especially when making up five decades of the rosary. | A moulding in the form of a string of beads; a bead-moulding. | A small chapel or shrine. (37 of 38 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chaplet

Britannica Encyclopedia:

wreath [floral decoration]

circular garland, usually woven of flowers, leaves, and foliage, that traditionally indicates honour or celebration. The wreath in ancient Egypt was ... (21 of 280 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/649395​/wreath

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wreath [countable] | wreaths [plural]

a circle of flowers or leaves that you put on a grave to show that you are ... | something that is in the shape of a circle (27 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wreath

Cambridge Dictionary:

wreath

an arrangement of flowers and leaves in a circular shape, which is used as a decoration or as a sign of respect and remembrance for a person who has ... (29 of 68 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wreath

Encarta Dictionary:

chaplet | chaplets [plural]

a decorative circle of beads or flowers worn on the head | a string of beads used by Roman Catholics for counting prayers. A chaplet has 55 beads, one ... (28 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596266​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

chaplet

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English chapelet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of chapel hat, garland, from Medieval Latin cappellus head covering, from Late Latin cappa

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chaplet

Online Etymology:

chaplet

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French chapelet (Old NorseFr. capelet) "garland, rosary", properly "a small hat", diminutive of chape, chapeau "headdress, hood, hat".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=chaplet

Oxford Dictionary:

chaplet

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French chapelet, diminutive of chapel "hat", based on late Latin cappa "cap"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chaplet

Collins Dictionary:

chaplet

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French chapelet garland of roses, from chapel hat; see chapeau

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chaplet

American Heritage Dictionary:

chaplet

Origin: Middle English chapelet, from Old French, diminutive of chapel, hat, wreath; see "chapeau".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chaplet

New World Dictionary:

chaplet

Origin: Middle English and Old French chapelet, diminutive of chapel: see "chapeau"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chaplet

Encarta Dictionary:

chaplet | chaplets [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French chapelet from late Latin cappa

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596266​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

chaplet

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chaplet"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chaplet

the Free Dictionary:

chaplet

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "chaplet"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "chaplet"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "chaplet" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chaplet

Google Dictionary:

chaplet | chaplets [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chaplet"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chaplet

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chaplet"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chaple​01 word=chaplet

YourDictionary Audio:

chaplet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chaplet" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chaplet

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