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
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Think of Dubai and often the first thing that comes to mind is its jagged, space-age skyline, with the world’s tallest building piercing the occasional cloud over the desert sheikhdom.
This jagged hole — which flutters in the middle of the memoir where decades of experience should be woven through — isn’t the only thing that compromises Murphy as a narrator.
Blondell Cumming’s Chicken Soup is a harrowing performance, in which the artist mimics everyday experiences like cooking, cleaning, and folding laundry only to interrupt them with unacknowledged jagged and convulsive motions.
Great whites are often depicted bearing their multitude of jagged teeth, but Selwood's injuries were primarily from the pectoral fin.
The desert canyon of green trees and brown vegetation suddenly morphs into a black basalt beauty, with massive drop-offs, jagged ridges and a giant meandering river that appears to be miles away.
Craters of the Moon contains ancient lava flows of rough and jagged rocks, but some areas not covered by the flows are suitable for cattle grazing.
Your elbows are jagged shivs, so clothes can be a problem, and shower curtains are a complete horror show.
In the distance, there was a crest of scintillating orange fire that stretched in a wide jagged band across the top of the hillside.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'jagged'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of jagged
JAGGED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jagged for English Language Learners
: having a sharp, uneven edge or surface
JAGGED Defined for Kids
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up jagged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).