bod·​ied ˈbä-dēd How to pronounce bodied (audio)
: having a body of a specified kind
used in combination

Examples of bodied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Full bodied, this delivers baked apple, orange and concentrated citrus, baking spices, a bit of a warm earthy note; Honesty and earnestness over flashiness. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Medium bodied and a little glycerol on the palate, this is a little more structured to go with food, but uncomplicated enough for a simple quaff. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Use words such as light bodied or full bodied, dry or juicy, and fruit forward or earthy. Jillian Mueller, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Likewise, his band’s best songs are bodied and visceral, almost carnal, but not without surprisingly elaborate narratives. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for bodied 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bodied was circa 1547

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“Bodied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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bod·​ied ˈbäd-ēd How to pronounce bodied (audio)
: having a body of a certain kind
used in combination

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