band·​ed | \ ˈban-dəd How to pronounce banded (audio) \

Definition of banded

: having or marked with bands

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Examples of banded in a Sentence

a hawk with a banded tail the red, black, and yellow banded king snake is sometimes mistaken for the venomous coral snake
Recent Examples on the Web Their big, bold, banded lozenges of color establish two-dimensional portals to sweeping, optically deep space beyond the canvas surface. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2021 After a four-hour run, Daniher stopped at a spot called Pulley Ridge where Boyll dropped a banded rudderfish 400 feet to the bottom. Tom Keer, Field & Stream, 23 Feb. 2021 A decade ago, Ang, a co-lead author of the new study, began studying Raffles’ banded langurs, a small, dark-colored monkey. Rachel Nuwer, National Geographic, 22 June 2020 And finally, to complete the ideal traveling outfit, there’s the super-stretchy elastic-banded pant, which is both quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant. Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Apr. 2020 Skywatchers may even be able to spot Jupiter’s four largest moons and the banded clouds that surround the planet by using binoculars or a small telescope, according to NASA. Fox News, 7 June 2019 Grab a pair of binoculars or a light telescope to glimpse its four largest moons — Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto — and maybe even see the banded clouds that encircle the planet, according to NASA. Doreen Christensen,, 6 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of banded

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Banded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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