braid·​ed ˈbrā-dəd How to pronounce braided (audio)
: made by intertwining three or more strands
: ornamented with braid
: forming an interlacing network of channels
a braided river

Examples of braided in a Sentence

a hat with braided trim
Recent Examples on the Web One recent evening this summer, Adams was in the farm’s gym when her boyfriend told her he was headed to their guest room to record a collab with Rose, who was wearing a blue bikini top and braided pigtails. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Echoing this silvery look was singer Amaka, who stunned with shimmering makeup and a braided bob. Essence Beauty Editors, Essence, 14 Oct. 2023 Classic treat Babka is a thoughtful gift for foodies and this set of the sweet braided bread includes one chocolate and one cinnamon from New York City’s famous Russ & Daughters. Leigh-Ann Jackson,, 30 Oct. 2023 Instead of housing their internal wires within a continuous plastic tube that is prone to ripping at both ends, braided cables wrap these guts in a few woven strands of plastic, nylon or steel. Daniel Varghese, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 Get The Recipe 17 of 22 Challah Bread Made for Jewish holy celebrations and the observance of the Sabbath, Challah is a braided bread made from an enriched dough that bakes up velvety tender and slightly sweet. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 Challah, a braided bread, could be eaten in a round loaf to represent a cycle of the year. Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 9 Sep. 2023 Only available in a single blush pink color, this strap has a faux braided look and feel. Tim Barribeau,, 27 Oct. 2023 She was surrounded by teeny-boppers with shiny boots and beautiful thoroughbreds with braided manes and tails. Sarah Bahr, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of braided was in the 15th century

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“Braided.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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