mus·​cled ˈmə-səld How to pronounce muscled (audio)
: having muscles especially of a specified kind
often used in combination
hard-muscled arms

Examples of muscled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mark Howerton/Facebook The Mark Howerton arrested after Cayley's death was an enormously muscled, intimidating figure. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 20 Jan. 2024 The Firestarter star, 35, opened his Instagram post with a shot of the two brothers posing side by side on a boat in swim shorts, with their muscled upper bodies on full display. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2023 As for Neanderthal appearance, the stereotype of a muscled thug is not completely off the mark. James Shreeve, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Advertisement Her thick, auburn hair was tied back in a ponytail and her slender, athletic frame was dressed casually in black pants and a sleeveless black shirt, revealing long, muscled arms. Marcia Luttrell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 The Hulk experience, for instance, was relatively simple, with the muscled green man simply appearing at unexpected moments — crashing, The Times reported, a makeup show, or careening through a fake stone wall at other points on the tour. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Pumping music, weird purply lights, and large muscled men sort of prowling around, staring at people. Lawrence Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 1 Jan. 2022 His signature move, when the brawls invariably broke out and the muscled bouncers moved in to break them up, was to sigh, lower his head and drop his microphone. Paul Farhi, Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2023 At the same time, Peloton coaches are pretty uniformly lean and muscled and beautiful. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of muscled was in 1628

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“Muscled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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