brack·​et·​ed ˈbra-kə-təd How to pronounce bracketed (audio)
of a serif
: joined to the stroke by a curved line

Examples of bracketed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Jersey is the only state in the nation with this type of bracketed ballot design. E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2024 With 32 students, Richards conducts a bracketed war tournament like the NCAA Final Four. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 These cozy touches contrast with the space’s overall industrial feel—think, walls of bracketed steel sheeting, and exposed steel ceiling beams. Claire Marie Healy, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2023 RSRs are easily spotted by the bracketed letter at the end of the version number, and they can’t be added to whole-number updates. David Phelan, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The bracketed text in Professor Futterman’s quote has been changed to more accurately reflect his meaning. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Feb. 2023 Outlook: This is a bracketed tournament with the championship on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 17 Dec. 2022 The game against Winthrop (W, 89-65) on Tuesday night was a non-bracketed game of the tournament. Nubyjas Wilborn |, al, 18 Nov. 2022 All of the slippery organs inside the bracketed region of my pelvis. Claire-Louise Bennett, Harper’s Magazine , 17 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bracketed was in 1885

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“Bracketed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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