chis·​eled | \ ˈchi-zᵊld How to pronounce chiseled (audio) \
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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 Fresh starts and quick bonds In a sense, the DSO’s embrace of Bignamini embodies a certain conception of Detroit circa 2020: a city imbued with hard-won, deeply chiseled authenticity, now pushing forward with youthful creative energy. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "A new Detroit maestro: DSO names young Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as music director," 22 Jan. 2020 At a chiseled 6-feet and 230 pounds, Jennings stands out from a physical and athletic standpoint among his teammates. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Shawn Jennings finally back on field for South Alabama," 30 Oct. 2019 And making the case for a strong contour was Emily Ratajkowski, accenting her chiseled cheeks with dark smoky eyes and a cascade of chestnut waves. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Aweng Chuol, Margot Robbie, and More," 26 May 2019 On his chiseled arm was his mom, Karen Hughes, who was visiting from Brookfield. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It was a dream come true': 'Hadestown' won eight Tony Awards, and a Brookfield native is in the cast," 13 June 2019 The updated Blade Stealth has a more chiseled appearance. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer's Blade Stealth gets a long-awaited upgrade to GeForce graphics and a Whiskey Lake CPU," 4 Dec. 2018 Kingsbury was a highly successful quarterback for Mike Leach during his time at Texas Tech and has carried on that tradition, albeit with a more chiseled jaw line and actual affinity for running the ball., "Birmingham Bowl Buzz: Texas Tech vs. USF TV info, key matchups," 23 Dec. 2017 His American arrogance is easily misread as a slightly put-upon charm, and his chiseled face helps make Oliver an irresistible object of desire—even Elio's male peers gaze upon him with platonic awe. Tyler Coates, Esquire, "Call Me by Your Name Will Seduce You. Then It Will Break Your Heart.," 26 Jan. 2017 Heavily tattooed and frequently moody, both his demeanor and his unrestrained onstage persona suggest a reservoir of barely contained anger lurking beneath his chiseled features. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "‘A Taste of Ink’ (‘Compte tes blessures’): Film Review | COLCOA 2017," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of chiseled

1781, in the meaning defined above

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“Chiseled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chiseled

: having an attractive well-formed shape
: having a strong, muscular body or form

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