bar·​be·​cued ˈbär-bi-ˌkyüd How to pronounce barbecued (audio)
: cooked on a barbecue : roasted or broiled over hot coals or an open fire
a plate of barbecued chicken

Examples of barbecued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shiny, berry-dark sauce tastes divine on its own or simply brushed onto ribs, but blasting a sauced rack under the broiler chars the glaze, lending intense barbecued flavor without a smoker or a grill. Eric Kim, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2023 The smell of steaming pork buns and coconut pandan waffles wafted in the air while children and adults munched on barbecued squid on a stick, shrimp spring rolls and mango sticky rice. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Jan. 2023 Easy drinking for barbecued seafood or white meat, or because of the aromatics—with spicy dishes. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 3 July 2022 Not to mention the barbecued tri-tip for which the area is known. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Mar. 2021 Shrimp alfredo and barbecued chicken were on offer this week. Anchorage Daily News, 27 Feb. 2021 At Wolf’s Head Smokehouse, Wittek and Doty serve Instagram-friendly smash burger and sandwiches stacked high with barbecued meats. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2020 Anderson and his team have also started a more casual concept, TA-que, a food truck featuring street tacos with barbecued meats. Leeanne Griffin,, 26 Aug. 2020 Or make a barbecued chicken topping by shredding leftover chicken tossed with barbecue sauce. Tina Danze, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barbecued was in 1734

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“Barbecued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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