crenulated

adjective cren·u·lat·ed \ ˈkren-yə-ˌlā-təd \
variants: or crenulate play \ˈkren-yə-lət, -ˌlāt\

Definition of crenulated

: having an irregularly wavy or serrate outline
  • a crenulated shoreline

crenulation

play \ˌkren-yə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Recent Examples of crenulated from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'crenulated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of crenulated

New Latin crenulatus, from crenula, diminutive of Medieval Latin crena


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up crenulated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

having an air of easy unconcern

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!