: having or being a surface with one or more long, narrow channels or depressions : having a groove or many grooves
a grooved track
grooved pavement
From above, the island's grooved rocky cliffs, topped with a dark fuzz of trees along sapphire-bright coves, can seem almost sculptural.C. J. Hughes

Examples of grooved in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grooved was in 1793

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“Grooved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grooved. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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