jag·​ged | \ ˈja-gəd How to pronounce jagged (audio) \

Definition of jagged

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

Other Words from jagged

jaggedly adverb
jaggedness noun

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Examples of jagged in a Sentence

jagged pieces of broken glass it's going to be hard to repair the jagged tear in the tablecloth so that it doesn't show
Recent Examples on the Web During performances, lights sometimes form a jagged line like teeth or shoot laser-like beams from its eyes. April Wallace, Arkansas Online, 25 Sep. 2022 Your job is to shape the wound by removing loose and jagged portions. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Sep. 2022 The townspeople surged toward the jagged semi-circle, pressing closely upon the redcoats, nearly impaling themselves. Stacy Schiff, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Sep. 2022 Tom Hardy travels the deserts as a jagged and headstrong successor to Mel Gibson's iconic character. Alex Galbraith, EW.com, 14 Sep. 2022 The initially amicable duet morphs into an arrogant face off, a competition of bowing and plucking string instruments and jagged body movement. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Sep. 2022 The Mars Volta: Steeped in sprawling psychedelia, free jazz and jagged punk, progressive-rock cosmonauts the Mars Volta reemerges after a decade-long break with a new album and a performance mindset bent on eradicating boundaries. Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Leading the way with his jagged guitar-riffs and yelping vocals, onstage White can turn on a dime musically at any moment. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 26 Aug. 2022 This is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous as a sharp branch or jagged rock can be hidden, potentially causing a serious injury. Demetria Gallegos, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of jagged

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Sep 2022

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“Jagged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jagged. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for jagged


jag·​ged | \ ˈja-gəd How to pronounce jagged (audio) \

Kids Definition of jagged

: 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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