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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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 Contour your face according to your face shape to give your features a chiseled look. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "11 Halloween Looks You Can Create With Makeup You Already Have," 30 June 2017 The opponents group has aired ads showing a handsome veteran and a chiseled rancher extolling local energy. Amy Harder, WSJ, "Can Fracking Bans Succeed in Oil and Gas Country? All Eyes Are on Monterey," 3 Nov. 2016 Though time has brought a chiseled refinement to her features, her face remains one of the most familiar on the planet. Carter Smith, Vogue, "An Exclusive Look at Cindy Crawford’s Private Island Retreat," 25 Aug. 2015

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1781, in the meaning defined above

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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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