Meaning of “diadem” in the English Dictionary


"diadem" in English

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diademnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdaɪ.ə.dem/ us /ˈdaɪ.ə.dem/

Examples from literature

  • As she descends the stairs in her black velvet dress with its large collar of ermine and with a diadem of white roses on her hair, she is literally stunning. 
  • Love should be her diadem. 
  • She would have to own that she had been beaten, to confess that the diadem had passed from her brow, and the sceptre from her hand! 
  • So perished the most infamous woman that ever wore a royal diadem, as had been predicted. 
  • Upon her powdered, snowy hair is a little diadem of diamonds. 

(Definition of “diadem” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)