chis·​eled ˈchi-zᵊld How to pronounce chiseled (audio)
variants or chiselled
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chiseled was in 1781

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“Chiseled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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