\ˈbränzd \

Definition of bronzed 

1 : made tawny or brown by exposure to the sun : tanned bronzed skin … holiday homes and shopwindows hopefully displaying images of bronzed beauties.— John Updike

2 : coated with a substance to create the appearance of bronze a bronzed sculpture bronzed baby shoes

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The bird is cooked over high heat for 10 minutes to produce the bronzed, crisp skin while leaving the interior medium-rare. Michael Bauer,, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 The birds came with a bronzed peppery skin that hugged the meat tightly and helped it retain moisture, although dark meat held up better than the breast portion. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Orly’s BBQ," 6 July 2018 Each stop features a bronzed home plate with highlights of the star's career and a bronze cast of the Louisville Slugger model bat that players used. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "In Slugger's Walk of Fame, the bats of baseball's biggest stars take a big beating," 11 Apr. 2018 Evidently, Gomez still had images of her ultra-bronzed Met Gala look on her mind (which didn't photograph well in the opinions of some Twitter critics). Abby Jones, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Jokes That She 'Fixed' Her Tan After The Met Gala: Watch," 17 May 2018 On a recent visit, daing na bangus — whole fried milkfish, butterflied and divested of bones, with a short tail still attached — arrived bronzed and near monumental, larger than other specimens around town. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Lahi, Filipino Dishes, Classic and Idiosyncratic Alike," 31 May 2018 Voss wears a bronzed skin, shoulder-length hair and a little less clothing than a bathing beauty — trunks and shoes and socks. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: Vagabond Leo V. Voss visits the Los Angeles Times," 22 May 2018 While this is delicate, vibrating music, the orchestra was only really characterful when its strings summoned bronzed surges; the colors grayed as the textures lightened. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: A Rising Star Takes Her Turn, as the Met Turns the Page on Levine," 20 May 2018 However, both appear to impart a bronzed, goddess-like glow. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Fenty Beauty Body Lava Dupe From The Body Shop," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of bronzed

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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