Definition of jagged
1 : having a sharply uneven edge or surface jagged peaks
2 : having a harsh, rough, or irregular quality jagged rhythms
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 of jagged from the Web
Most Midwesterners know to look for three leaves (actually leaflets making up a compound leaf), but the edges of those leaflets can be smooth, wavy or jagged.
And there along the side street stands a sex worker, also addicted, her throat still bearing the jagged mark of a john’s blade.
Then the Jagged Edge episode will follow at 10 p.m. ET.
The leaflets are commonly 2 to 8 inches long and 3/4 to 5 inches wide and have scattered, jagged teeth along the edges.
South Georgia is a land of jagged snowcapped peaks, towering glaciers, and rugged canyons.
Both he and Sosa, who police said was stabbed with the jagged edge of a bottle, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Starting around 2 million years ago, several ice ages sent glaciers bulldozing into the valley below, leaving behind small lakes, serrated arêtes and jagged mountain peaks.
Any introduction of a barrier would be deeply politically contentious, and a major practical challenge on a jagged, 300-mile boundary with hundreds of minor and major crossings that divides two highly interconnected economies.
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First Known Use of jagged
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Definition of jagged for English Language Learners
: having a sharp, uneven edge or surface
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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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