: having exposed structural beams
a beamed ceiling

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Inside, Old Hollywood-style spaces are outfitted with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Inside the generous-sized foyer, beamed ceilings mark the transition to the living room. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Offered by Allie Beth Allman, the residence features seven fireplaces, a great room with a beamed cathedral ceiling and a large kitchen that opens to the breakfast room and family room. Dallas News, 11 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beamed was circa 1711

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Cite this Entry

“Beamed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beamed. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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