brushed

adjective
\ ˈbrəsht How to pronounce brushed (audio) \

Definition of brushed

1 : finished with a nap a brushed fabric
2 : polished but not shiny brushed aluminum

Examples of brushed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The splayed legs feature a brushed gold finish for a touch of glam. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Ways to Try the Seashell Decor Trend That Make a Splash," 21 Apr. 2020 Additionally, the Envy Desktop also comes equipped with brushed thermal air vents, which help increase airflow. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best laptop deals you can get at HP this week," 13 Apr. 2020 In the hair department, there were more than a few brushed blowouts, as Regina King and Michelle Yeoh showed off their bombshell tousled lengths—proof that for the Oscars, old school beauty rules still win. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Looks From the 2019 Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 On trend right now are satin or brushed nickels and warmer antiqued brass. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "A dramatic home makeover to inspire you," 6 Apr. 2018 The brushed finish on the brown fantasy granite almost feels like leather. Nancy Schoeffler, courant.com, "High On Hartford: Couple Extensively Remodel Condo And Embrace City Life," 19 Jan. 2018 Arrange lemon slices in a single layer over brushed pastry, then scatter basil over lemon slices. Bon Appetit, "Tomato-Lemon Tart," 19 Sep. 2017 Arrange lemon slices in a single layer over brushed pastry, then scatter basil over lemon slices. Bon Appetit, "Tomato-Lemon Tart," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of brushed

circa 1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brushed was circa 1926

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27 Apr 2020

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“Brushed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brushed. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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