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

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According to People, Meghan accessorized her outfit with a fascinator by Philip Treacy, a pair of black pumps adorned with bows by Aquazzura, and a knotted belt and a clutch by Kayu Design. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Wore a Gorgeous Club Monaco Dress on Her Birthday—and It's Still in Stock," 4 Aug. 2018 Attach the parachute to your figure by winding the knotted end of the suspension lines around the middle of your figure and securing it with a knot or tape. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Parachutes with Holes," 14 June 2018 The swimsuit top featured a knotted front design while the bottoms were designed with a high-waisted fit. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kourtney Kardashian Found Summer's Most Affordable Bikini," 11 June 2018 With less than a minute remaining, Cianciotto stepped up again with the equalizer and the knotted outcome was enough to send the Challengers into the post-season competition. Alex Kushel,, "Christa McAuliffe girls rise to the challenges in middle school soccer playoffs," 12 May 2018 Topology is a branch of mathematics that studies shapes and their possible arrangements in space—from simple knotted loops to the higher-dimensional universes of string theory. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "Physicists Harness Twisted Mathematics to Make Powerful Laser," 5 Feb. 2018 Coleman, a 6-foot-2 redshirt sophomore who sat out last season after transferring from Arizona, had another putback with 59 seconds to go that knotted things at 60. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, "Here’s the buzzer-beater that lifted the Boise State women into the NCAA Tournament | Idaho Statesman," 9 Mar. 2018 Introducing the holiday season’s overachievers, nearly teetering heels that take home the gold—not only for the Midas-like metallic hue but also for the sassily askew way the knotted bows grace the top. Lauren Ingram, WSJ, "Party Shoes with Bows: Would You Go High or Low?," 7 Dec. 2017 And, when in Rome, Zoë Kravitz opted for a set of cat-eye sunnies, oversize studs, and a knotted headband that afforded her burgeoning buzz a wash of bella-donna appeal. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of knotted

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of knotted was in the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of knotted

: having a knot or knots

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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