knotted

adjective
knot·​ted | \ ˈnä-təd How to pronounce knotted (audio) \

Definition of knotted

1 : tied in or with a knot
2 : full of knots : gnarled
3 : knotty
4 : ornamented with knots or knobs

Examples of knotted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Interlocking waves of blue and white lines punctuated with dots by Kieren Karritpul turn memories of knotted fishnets made by his mom and grandmother into patterns of immensely sophisticated spatial rhythms. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 The shape and overall design, along with the natural acacia’s knotted grain, gives them an extra-rustic vibe. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 17 Apr. 2022 Dorando Pietri, a resilient little Italian cake maker in a white shirt, baggy red shorts, and a knotted handkerchief on his head entered the stadium with a big lead. Roger Robinson, Outside Online, 10 Apr. 2022 One of the most popular versions of the 1970s decorative owl was the macramé wall hanging, made of knotted rope, wood beads, and sticks. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Mar. 2022 The cotton and jute rope basket has a band of fringe around the middle and a knotted handle for a unique appearance. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Mar. 2022 Girlfriend: This is the classic wad of knotted gold chains in your jewelry box: there’s value here somewhere, but where to start untangling? Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 One of the false-positives included the incident at Talladega Superspeedway, where a knotted rope was found hanging in the garage of NASCAR’s only Black driver, Bubba Wallace. Arluther Lee, ajc, 19 Oct. 2020 Tangled inside the knotted cord were artificial, multi-colored hair extensions. CBS News, 18 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of knotted

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

26 May 2022

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“Knotted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knotted. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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