cord·​ed ˈkȯr-dəd How to pronounce corded (audio)
: made of or provided with cords or ridges
specifically : muscled in ridges
of a muscle : tense, taut
: bound, fastened, or wound about with cords
: striped or ribbed with or as if with cord : twilled
corded fabric
: equipped with an electrical cord
a corded phone

Examples of corded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second is the Shark Rocket Pro DLX Corded Stick Vacuum, which offers the versatility and light weight of a stick vacuum but unlimited runtime thanks to its corded design. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Expect to find great deals on corded and cordless power tools, including drills, impact drivers, and circular saws. Tony Carrick, Popular Mechanics, 9 July 2023 Keep in Mind This is a corded model, so it's only recommended for small yards of 0.25 acres or less. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2023 Sunbeam’s Versa Glide is a two-in-one steam iron that can be used as a cordless or corded model. Good Housekeeping, 6 May 2023 Keep a corded or cell phone on hand because a cordless telephone needs electricity to operate. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 17 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, the speed and simplicity of corded scanners were definite advantages. Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 27 Feb. 2023 Cordless models also tend to cost more, so corded varieties will likely be the more affordable. Bobbi Dempsey, Popular Mechanics, 14 Dec. 2022 Some models also run on both corded and battery power for maximum portability and versatility. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of corded was in the 14th century

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“Corded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


cord·​ed ˈkȯrd-əd How to pronounce corded (audio)
: having ridges or cords
corded cloth
of a muscle : taut sense 1a, tense
: bound or wound about with cords

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