Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a crown.

Etymologies

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crown +‎ -like

Examples

  • "Nature's Clock" 2005-11 looks like a giant pile of kindling, yet its rock forms step upward with ceremonial conviction; and a tree form, splayed at its end, adds regal, crownlike flair.

    Of a Decade and a Dollar

  • The tree was in the hollow of the hills that grew crownlike in the center of the island.

    The Eden Tree

  • In 1901, when Esko was eleven, the village boasted no railroad and one telephone, which resided, crownlike, atop a narrow throne of solid oak in the study of the vicarage, the only house with electricity for fifty miles.

    Excerpt: Cloud Sketcher by Richard Rayner

  • She wore a high, crownlike hat, a thin robe which showed off the beauty of her breasts, and a girdle.

    The Grass Crown

  • It has long been considered a symbol of royalty, because of its crownlike terminal.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • It has long been considered a symbol of royalty, because of its crownlike terminal.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Now several drew together, and like a constellation glimmered crownlike on the brow of the night, as he felt the rope stir with the signal to hoist.

    The Christmas Miracle 1911

  • And when these superb arms are outspread, radiating in every direction, an immense crownlike mass is formed which, poised on the noble shaft and filled with sunshine, is one of the grandest forest objects conceivable.

    Steep Trails

  • Evetta Perry, owner of Harlem's Heaven Hat Boutique, and the softer, nonetheless crownlike, crocheted hats of the artist Xenobia Bailey.

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