braid·​ed | \ ˈbrā-dəd How to pronounce braided (audio) \

Definition of braided

1a : made by intertwining three or more strands
b : ornamented with braid
2 : forming an interlacing network of channels a braided river

Examples of braided in a Sentence

a hat with braided trim

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Kate chose to wear the dress with tan suede wedges, a simple watch, floral stud earrings, and a Daenerys-esque braided hairstyle. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Floral Erdem Dress Is a Royal Family Favorite," 21 May 2019 The braided leaves are placed on a crucifix on display in their home and then replaced the following year. Marie Milano, Country Living, "When Is Palm Sunday, and Why Does the Date Always Change?," 8 Mar. 2019 But our favorite part has to be the braided cloth cord. Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, "Perfect Fit Headphones!," 27 July 2011 Ariana Grande has been frequently spotted with a space-bun take on the style, while celebs including Miley Cyrus and Gigi Hadid have rocked floral and braided versions. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Models Wore Chic Pigtails for Alexander Wang’s Fall 2019 Fashion Show," 3 Dec. 2018 Do the same for your ice maker hookup on your refrigerator and replace the cheap plastic tubing with a braided stainless line. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Install Leak Detectors to Save Yourself From Water Damage," 20 Oct. 2016 The actress completed her look with strappy heels, drop earrings and her hair in a braided updo framing her face. Stephanie Petit,, "Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Coordinate in Black and White for Date Night at Charity Gala," 10 July 2018 The braided bowl cuts of the Hamar Ethiopians, for example, are particularly inspiring to Batchelor, who recently added a braiding specialist to the staff. Leilani Marie Labong,, "At the Culture of Hair salon, the mission is top of mind — and head," 5 July 2018 Her hair was pulled back into two braided ponytails. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Teen from Ypsilanti Twp. disappears; mom, grandma get ransom note," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of braided

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

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English Language Learners Definition of braided

: formed with three or more parts woven together
: decorated with a piece of cord or ribbon made of three or more strands woven together : decorated with braid

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