flown

\ ˈflōn How to pronounce flown (audio) \

Definition of flown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past participle of fly

flown

adjective

Definition of flown (Entry 2 of 2)

: filled to excess

Examples of flown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The jovial candid photos of the leaders and their high-flown speeches amply testified to the event’s momentousness. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 And yet, Pearse’s rhetoric, while particularly high-flown, was not so uncommon in his time. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 18 Mar. 2022 Though the company has re-flown boosters and spacecraft dozens of times on satellite and cargo launches over the past several years, this marks the first time the company has reused hardware for a crewed mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 24 Apr. 2021 Though the company has re-flown boosters and spacecraft dozens of times on satellite and cargo launches over the past several years, this will mark the first time the company will reuse hardware for a crewed mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 Though the company has re-flown boosters and spacecraft dozens of times on satellite and cargo launches, this will mark the first time the company will reuse hardware for a crewed mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Ten years ago: After a trip to the International Space Station, shuttle Discovery ended its career as the most flown U.S. spaceship, returning from orbit for the last time. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 9 Mar. 2021 The 30-minute comedy—more like 22 minutes, with commercials—is an art in itself, but its status has seemed iffy in the wake of bingeable series of hour-long installments, high-end casts, high-flown themes and highly untraditional decency standards. John Anderson, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2020 On board the spacecraft are two of NASA’s most experienced space travelers, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, both former military pilots who previously had each flown two missions on the space shuttle. Christian Davenport, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of flown

Adjective

1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flown

Adjective

archaic past participle of flow entry 1

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“Flown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flown. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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