hood·​ed | \ ˈhu̇-dəd How to pronounce hooded (audio) \

Definition of hooded

1 : having a hood
2 : shaped like a hood hooded spathes
3a : having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the body hooded bird
b : having a crest on the head that suggests a hood hooded seals
c : having the skin at each side of the neck capable of expansion by movements of the ribs a hooded cobra
4 : half-closed hooded eyes

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Other Words from hooded

hoodedness noun

Examples of hooded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My face barely shows beneath a hooded robe clotted with fungus and ferns. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Get a first look at Ryan La Sala's anticipated sophomore novel, Be Dazzled," 18 June 2020 He was dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt with print on the back, bright yellow pants with a red stripe on both legs and Adidas sandals. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit police charge 2 men in killing of Eastpointe man near protest," 11 June 2020 The man did not have any identification in his clothes, which included a pair of black Nike tennis shoes, sweat pants and a hooded sweatshirt. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, "Man's body found in north Harris County retention pond," 7 June 2020 This one by Carrie Underwood's fitness brand, CALIA, is hooded, lightweight, and oh-so-cozy. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, "Why I'll Only Wear Exercise Dresses to Work Out This Summer," 6 June 2020 Later calls to police described male suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts running out of the building. cleveland, "Gunfire erupts over attempted sunglasses robbery: Cleveland Heights Police Blotter," 5 June 2020 Police released a photo of Bartels in a black bandanna and black hooded sweatshirt. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Pittsburgh police search for man accused of inciting a riot during George Floyd protest," 2 June 2020 Enter: this cute hooded rain jacket, which comes in classic black or bright yellow for a pop of color and levity during even the gloomiest days. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "11 popular things to buy from Lands’ End," 1 June 2020 These included residential species like Carolina wrens and tufted titmice, as well as indigo buntings, hooded warblers, and other birds that spend their winters in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Kate Baggaley, Popular Science, "Migratory birds in the Eastern US are struggling to adapt to climate change," 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of hooded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hooded was in the 15th century

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26 Jun 2020

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“Hooded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooded. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hooded

: having a hood : wearing a hood
of an animal : having a head that is colored or formed in a way that looks like a hood
used to describe eyes that are half closed

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