al·​tered | \ ˈȯl-tərd How to pronounce altered (audio) \

Definition of altered

: made different in some way … she addressed me again, speaking in very altered tones; so altered, that I hardly recognised them as hers.— Wilkie Collins … no great change had taken place inside him, but his exterior was visibly altered.— Booth Tarkington

Examples of altered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The altered 2020 college football schedule makes this an even more exciting week for betting lines, as South Carolina and Florida highlight a terrific slate of SEC football games. Christopher Smith, al, "South Carolina vs. Florida betting picks, line, odds and predictions," 2 Oct. 2020 In my altered state, the prairie dog has come back to half-life and is taunting me. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Best Campfire Stories You’ve Never Heard," 29 Sep. 2020 Despite their altered state, the materials hold invaluable clues to dinosaur behavior. National Geographic, "DINOSAURS," 15 Sep. 2020 The altered Preakness has not diminished overall enthusiasm for equine activities in Maryland, said Ross Peddicord, executive director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Childs Walker,, "Preakness is coming, and it’s going to be ‘weird’: No crowd and altered traditions will greet a talented field," 27 Sep. 2020 Gornick’s faith in the power of individuals to transform the world through their own altered consciousness is also painful to observe. Dayna Tortorici, The New York Review of Books, "The Desk and the Daring," 22 Sep. 2020 My advice: Consider the prospects of fewer flights, altered schedules, and dropped destinations when thinking about holiday travel. Dean Headley, Fortune, "Planning to fly for the holidays? 6 things to know before you book," 19 Sep. 2020 In June, Twitter applied the label to an altered video shared by Trump that showed a white toddler running toward a Black toddler. Beatrice Dupuy, Star Tribune, "Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice," 16 Sep. 2020 Early Wednesday morning, the president shared an altered video of Biden appearing at a campaign event in Kissimmee, Florida, to woo Hispanic voters. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Trump shares 'manipulated' video of Biden playing anti-police song on Twitter," 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of altered

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for altered

from past participle of alter

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24 Oct 2020

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“Altered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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