Ringlet Ring"let, n. [Ring + -let.] 1. A small ring; a small circle; specifically, a fairy ring. [1913 Webster]

You demi-puppets, that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A curl; especially, a curl of hair. [1913 Webster]

[Her golden tresses] in wanton ringlets waved. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • ringlet — 1550s, from RING (Cf. ring) (n.) + dim. suffix let. Of hair, since 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • ringlet — ► NOUN ▪ a corkscrew shaped curl of hair. DERIVATIVES ringletted (also ringleted) adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • ringlet — [riŋ′lit] n. [dim. of RING2] 1. a little ring or circle 2. a curl of hair, esp. a long one ringleted adj …   English World dictionary

  • ringlet — UK [ˈrɪŋlət] / US noun [countable] Word forms ringlet : singular ringlet plural ringlets a piece of long hair that hangs down in curls …   English dictionary

  • ringlet — noun Date: 1555 1. a small ring or circle 2. curl; especially a long curl of hair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ringlet — ringleted, adj. /ring lit/, n. 1. a curled lock of hair. 2. a small ring or circle. 3. Astron. one of the thin or narrow rings that compose the major rings of Saturn. [1545 55; RING1 + LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • ringlet — noun a) A small ring. Her hair was in ringlets. b) A lock, tress …   Wiktionary

  • ringlet — Synonyms and related words: annulet, circlet, cirrus, coil, corkscrew, crimp, curl, curlicue, evolute, eye, eyelet, frizz, frizzle, grommet, gyre, helix, involute, kink, lock, ponytail, roll, roundlet, screw, scroll, spiral, swirl, tendril, twirl …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ringlet — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lock of hair, curl, twist, spiral; see curl , lock 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • ringlet — ring|let [ˈrıŋlıt] n [C usually plural] a long curl of hair that hangs down …   Dictionary of contemporary English