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 The October 2019 cover of Harper’s Bazaar featured Demi Moore dressed in Victorian schoolmarm wear, replete with knotted collar and wire-rimmed glasses. Cintra Wilson, The New York Review of Books, "Waste Not, Shop Not," 11 Feb. 2020 The teams remain knotted atop the Middlesex Liberty standings. Michael Mcmahon,, "Angelina DiGirolamo helps Woburn girls’ hockey salvage a tie vs. Arlington," 5 Feb. 2020 Emma Roberts added a knotted red one to contrast her monochromatic look, while Kaia Gerber went full-on ’90s with a bandana and cropped cardi. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "The Celeb-Approved Guide to Wearing a Headband Without Looking Like a Child," 17 Jan. 2020 Behind the building stood knotted trees that stayed bare no matter the season. Rion Amilcar Scott, The New Yorker, "Shape-ups at Delilah’s," 30 Sep. 2019 Roughly half are figure-like forms made from hemp ropes worked in a knotted macramé technique of finger-aching ingenuity and titled with generic names of pre-Hindu nature spirits and fertility deities. Julianne Mcshane, New York Times, "Labor Day Art Guide: Summer Shows to See Before They Close," 29 Aug. 2019 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

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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 5 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of knotted

: having a knot or knots

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