jagged

adjective jag·ged \ ˈja-gəd \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of jagged

1 : having a sharply uneven edge or surface
  • jagged peaks
2 : having a harsh, rough, or irregular quality
  • jagged rhythms

jaggedly

adverb

jaggedness

noun

Examples of jagged in a Sentence

  1. jagged pieces of broken glass

  2. it's going to be hard to repair the jagged tear in the tablecloth so that it doesn't show

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First Known Use of jagged

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JAGGED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of jagged for English Language Learners

  • : having a sharp, uneven edge or surface


JAGGED Defined for Kids

jagged

adjective jag·ged \ ˈja-gəd \

Definition of jagged for Students

: having a sharply uneven edge or surface
  • … my feet were tough and I hardly felt the jagged edges of the coral.
  • —Theodore Taylor, The Cay


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