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1. hamlet

noun. ['ˈhæmlət, ˈhæmlɪt'] a community of people smaller than a village.

Synonyms

  • crossroads

Etymology

  • hamelet (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Hamlet

  • bramlett
  • bramlet

How do you pronounce hamlet?

Pronounce hamlet as ˈhæmlɪt.

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Example sentences of the word hamlet


1. Noun, singular or mass
Established during the colonial period, the hamlet takes its name from the city of Dover in England.

Quotes containing the word hamlet


1. Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones.
- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

2. Where is Polonius? HAMLET In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i' th' other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby* is Polonius? HAMLET In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i' th' other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.
*- William Shakespeare, Hamlet


3. You can't just skip the boring parts.""Of course I can skip the boring parts.""How do you know they're boring if you don't read them?""I can tell.""Then you can't say you've read the whole play.""I think I can live a happy life, Meryl Lee, even if I don't read the boring parts of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.""Who knows?"she said. "Maybe you can't.
- Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

2. hamlet

noun. ['ˈhæmlət, ˈhæmlɪt'] a settlement smaller than a town.

Synonyms

  • kraal
  • kampong
  • pueblo
  • settlement
  • campong

Etymology

  • hamelet (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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