chiseled

adjective
chis·​eled | \ ˈchi-zᵊld How to pronounce chiseled (audio) \
variants: or chiselled

Definition of chiseled

: formed or crafted as if with a chisel chiseled good looks a chiseled essay a chiseled physique

Examples of chiseled in a Sentence

He has the chiseled body of an athlete.
Recent Examples on the Web To complement the glamorous gown, Zendaya wore a wash of green eyeshadow, chiseled bronze cheeks, and a nude lip. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 9 June 2022 There are plenty of chiseled, well-heeled, and manicured men at the Cannes Film Festival, but one has caught my eye: the French actor Romain Duris. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 18 May 2022 The Pistons pass on Sharpe and go with his Duke teammate AJ Griffin, a chiseled 6-6, 225-pound freshman wing with a 7-foot wingspan. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 18 May 2022 As the sun becomes an orange orb, the sky turns to lilac, and the many naked bodies, Black and bronze, curvy and chiseled, are brushed in gold. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Rather than using bronzer to create a chiseled look, try tantouring. Catharine Malzahn, Good Housekeeping, 21 Mar. 2022 Bryan Phlamm, 18, a college freshman in Illinois, often posts shirtless videos of himself in the locker room of Charter Fitness, flexing his chiseled hamstrings and pectoral muscles. New York Times, 5 Mar. 2022 On its way uphill, the trail unpacks views of 4,377-foot Picketpost Mountain and the remote, chiseled landscape of Alamo Canyon and Tonto National Forest to the southwest. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 28 Feb. 2022 Kathy Holmes, a native of James Island, is a Black woman with chiseled features, hair drawn back, hooded eyes, gleaming skin. Imani Perry, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chiseled

1781, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Chiseled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiseled. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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