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.
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First Known Use of chiseled

1781, in the meaning defined above

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“Chiseled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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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