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

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That key unlocks a room with coat racks and a hooded figure waiting inside. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "BTS Released a Sneak Peek of New Music Video "Fake Love" Ahead of Billboard Music Awards," 16 May 2018 At the end of last week's episode, Cheryl Blossom opened the door to a hooded figure and screamed in fear. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Season 2 Episode 21: The Black Hood's Identity Was Probably Just Revealed," 10 May 2018 Surveillance cameras captured a hooded figure running from the scene. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Aliza Sherman's former attorney files to resign law license," 12 Jan. 2018 Sure enough, before too long, suspected terrorists are being chased down in various countries, hooded and interrogated without regard for the niceties of human rights. Taylor Sheridan, New York Times, "Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Blends War Movie and Western," 28 June 2018 The police department released surveillance footage on Monday showing an unidentified man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt taking the statue. ... Katie Honan, WSJ, "Vandalism of Roman Catholic Church’s Statue Called Hate Crime," 25 Feb. 2019 The video showed 13-year-old Marquel Brumley bundled up in a hooded coat, sluggish and slumped in his seat. Lindsey Bever, chicagotribune.com, "Doctors said to let a teen's sinus infection 'run its course,' family says. Weeks later, he died.," 16 Mar. 2018 The video showed 13-year-old Marquel Brumley bundled up in a hooded coat, sluggish and slumped in his seat. Lindsey Bever, BostonGlobe.com, "Doctors said to let a teen’s sinus infection ‘run its course,’ family says. Weeks later, he died.," 16 Mar. 2018 There, she was pictured wearing a għonnella or faldetta, a traditional hooded headdress and shawl. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Recently-Surfaced Photos from Malta Prove She Was Destined to Be Royal," 30 Nov. 2018

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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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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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