crowd·​ed ˈkrau̇-dəd How to pronounce crowded (audio)
: filled with many or too many people or things
a crowded room/theater
a beach crowded with people
a crowded itinerary

Examples of crowded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the crowded field of urbano artists, Vico C has stuck to his values, sharply criticizing oversexualized, violent and materialistic lyrics. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 22 Sep. 2023 His exit route is up a crowded stairwell that soon drips with blood from the flurry of headshots and stabbings. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 22 Sep. 2023 Wear a mask, especially in crowded indoor environments. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 22 Sep. 2023 What made Ballard stand out in a crowded field of anti-trafficking thought leaders was his use of social media to recruit an online fanbase—and their donations—into his movement. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 20 Sep. 2023 At the same time, a number of young Chinese Americans are choosing, like Liang, to anchor themselves in the neighborhood, a reversal of traditional patterns of assimilation, in which the children of immigrants tend to leave crowded urban ethnic enclaves for the expansiveness of suburbia. Ligaya Mishan David Chow, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 The Ravens are legit contenders in a crowded AFC and proved it Sunday. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 17 Sep. 2023 In 2011, several spectators were killed when a 1940s-model plane slammed into a crowded tarmac at the event. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 17 Sep. 2023 The chicken recently introduced at two U.S. restaurants — one in California, the other in Washington, D.C. — was not raised in a crowded barn or allowed to roam on a pasture. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of crowd entry 1

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowded was in 1612

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“Crowded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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