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
Recent Examples on the Web Five years ago, Mya and Deanna Cook, Boston-area high school students, made national headlines after their school punished them for wearing braided hair extensions. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 The braided tree trunk sets it apart from other options. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 22 July 2022 Lindsey Davenport is quoted trying to not complain about the braided beads that came loose and slowed the match. Lisa Kennedy, Variety, 19 July 2022 This braided egg-rich sweet bread is served throughout the year as a complement to any meal, but is traditionally served during Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 21 June 2022 Knotless braids are always a top contender for the braided hairstyle of the summer. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 30 May 2022 The braided ropes come apart at the seams as the strands of gluten stretch and tear, and the steam still inside the bread rises above the table like an offering. Benjamin, Longreads, 20 May 2022 For the rest of the look, her nails are bright orange and oval-shaped, and her braided hair is dyed ombré and falling down to her forearms. Addison Aloian, Allure, 4 May 2022 Since then, influencer after influencer has followed suit, and tutorials for braided ponytails are slowly but surely taking over my For You page. Glamour, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of braided

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

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“Braided.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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