bracketed

adjective
brack·​et·​ed | \ ˈbra-kə-təd How to pronounce bracketed (audio) \

Definition of bracketed

of a serif
: joined to the stroke by a curved line

Examples of bracketed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just as readers breeze through a sentence that elicits no reaction, they are met by a bracketed response that sets off a little bell in their head urging them to react. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 These poems map the overlapping geographies of trauma and desire, combining Ovidian imagery with an emphasis on omission, redaction, and revision; some lines are broken up with bracketed white space. The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 The comprehensive field guide identifies every major architectural style—and every exterior feature of every style, from Italianate bracketed cornices to Victorian gable-roof elaborations. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2021 For example, the Greater Houston area is subject to a bracketed statute. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2020 Beckham has invented moves that wriggle him out of tight, bracketed coverage designed to shut him down. Conor Orr, SI.com, 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bracketed

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bracketed was in 1885

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“Bracketed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bracketed. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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