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

Definition of banded

: having or marked with bands

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Synonyms for banded


barred, streaked, striped

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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

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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, "Jupiter's moons will be visible from Earth this month: Here's what you need to know," 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,, "See breathtaking views of Jupiter and its moons with binoculars on Monday," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of banded

1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of banded was in 1787

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English Language Learners Definition of banded

: having or marked by narrow strips of different color : having or marked by bands

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