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 No it-girl's prairie dress ensemble was complete without a knotted Lele Sadoughi band atop her head. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Thin Headbands Are About to Be Everywhere," 17 Mar. 2021 Irvine and coauthors will show in forthcoming work that there are corresponding knotted solutions to Euler’s equations, which govern ideal fluids. Natalie Wolchover, Scientific American, "Mysteries of Fluid Flow Unraveled by Knots," 11 Dec. 2013 During the search, police found a Dollar General store bag holding four knotted balloons containing 20.6 grams of tobacco, 8.2 grams heroin, and 1,398 Suboxone strips weighing 87.2 grams, the complaint said. Phillip Jackson,, "Maryland Correctional officer charged with taking bribes to smuggle drugs into Maryland prison, feds say," 7 Oct. 2020 The one with knotted straps and metallic buttons down the front? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Where to Shop Selena Gomez's Sailor Bikini From the BLACKPINK "Ice Cream" Music Video," 28 Aug. 2020 The automatic entrance doors were crafted from raw, knotted wood, and opened onto a lobby of polished cedar. Hiroshi Okamoto, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Way of the Shogun," 9 July 2020 Here, in a courtyard of lemon trees, knotted vines, and wobbly patio furniture in the beating sun, pesto feels at home. Leslie Pariseau, Saveur, "Journey to the Place Where Pesto Was Born," 18 Sep. 2017 Wallace’s outspoken activism about racial justice recently led NASCAR to ban confederate flags at its races, prompting a backlash from some fans and concerns that Wallace was a target of retaliation when the knotted rope was found. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Protest updates: Minneapolis police chief calls Floyd's death a 'murder'; 'Unlawful assembly' at Trump rally; Charleston to remove statue," 24 June 2020 Police released five photographs of trees that showed knotted ropes and one that appeared to have a piece of plastic pipe attached hanging from tree limbs. Fox News, "Oakland police investigate effigy hanging from tree," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of knotted

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Knotted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of knotted

: having a knot or knots

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