cren·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ˈkren-yə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce crenulated (audio) \
variants: or crenulate \ ˈkren-​yə-​lət How to pronounce crenulate (audio) , -​ˌlāt \

Definition of crenulated

: having an irregularly wavy or serrate outline a crenulated shoreline

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Other Words from crenulated

crenulation \ ˌkren-​yə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce crenulation (audio) \ noun

Examples of crenulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An ancient castle, its crenulated tower looking out onto woods shrouded in mist. Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘Voice from the Stone’ review: a riveting tale within haunted-castle walls," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of crenulated

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crenulated

crenulate "serrate" (borrowed from New Latin crenulātus, from presumed *crenula, diminutive of *crena "notch," back-formed from crenātus crenate) + -ed entry 1

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The first known use of crenulated was in 1777

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“Crenulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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