English edit

English Wikipedia has an article on:

Etymology edit

From ring +‎ -let. Compare Middle English ryngyl, ryngyll, rengel (ringlet).

Noun edit

ringlet (plural ringlets)

  1. A small ring.
  2. A lock, tress.
    Her hair was in ringlets.
  3. (entomology) Any of various butterflies with small rings on the wings, in the tribe Satyrini of the family Nymphalidae, such as Aphantopus hyperantus.

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

Verb edit

ringlet (third-person singular simple present ringlets, present participle ringleting, simple past and past participle ringleted)

  1. (transitive) To form into ringlets.
    • 1877, Ella Farman, Good-for-nothing Polly, page 163:
      "It's very becoming!" said Pollie coaxingly, taking his curly head, which she had been brushing and ringleting for the last half hour, all damp, into her arms.
  2. (transitive) To surround or encircle like a ringlet.
    • 1980, Stephen King, The Mist:
      I think now that if it had gripped me with those suckers, I would have gone out into the mist too. But it didn't. It grabbed Norm. And the third tentacle ringleted his other ankle. Now he was being pulled away from me.

Anagrams edit

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Verb edit


  1. second-person plural subjunctive I of ringeln