fea·​tured ˈfē-chərd How to pronounce featured (audio)
: having facial features of a particular kind
used in combination
a heavy-featured lout
: displayed, advertised, or presented as a special attraction

Examples of featured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The featured verse from J. Cole, with his 16 past Grammy nominations, gives the song an extra boost. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 The hitmaker and the rapper/actor also honored Lil Jon, the other featured artist and the producer of the Confessions song, at the end of their performance. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Macauley ran the camp and Bradley was a featured guest. John McPhee, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 What’s more, Thomas has been a featured guest at events for donors to the Koch brothers’ political activities, which include much conservative advocacy before the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Republic, 2 Oct. 2023 Both will feature Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Carlos Simon’s Wake Up: A Concerto for Orchestra — which is receiving its San Diego premiere — and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, with Alisa Weilerstein as the featured soloist. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Oct. 2023 Collier has collaborated extensively with Coldplay, appearing on their 2021 album Music of the Spheres, performing with them as a featured guest at their Wembley Stadium shows last summer and on Saturday Night Live in February. Paul Grein, Billboard, 21 Sep. 2023 Despite her proximity to Pablo Escobar and the Medellín cartel, Blanco was never a featured character on Narcos. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2023 He’s still popped up here and there as a featured artist, known for collaborating with A-list talent including Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kanye West, and more. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of featured was in the 15th century

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“Featured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/featured. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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