part·​ed ˈpär-təd How to pronounce parted (audio)
: divided into parts
: cleft so that the divisions reach nearly but not quite to the base
usually used in combination
a 3-parted corolla
archaic : dead

Examples of parted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put the parted hair into a bun and secure it with a claw clip. 4. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 18 July 2023 Clay masks, modeled with open eyes and parted mouths, preserved life in their faces. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 With her brand new red locks separated in a half-up half-down style, Fox brilliantly combines the chaos of a messy bun with the cleanness of parted face-framing strands. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 The evidence shows Majors’ accuser seemingly unharmed in the hours after the two parted company. Christie D’zurilla, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 When testing the laser on a stream of water, the results were equally spectacular — the pulse separated the water and the parted streams are pushed backward. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 24 May 2016 Coupled with parted bangs and slightly ragged ends, Jenner's hair suddenly skimmed her waist, the style screaming '90s and with a gritty take on bohemia favored by era-favorites like Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2022 When the army tries to follow them through the parted sea, the waves crash upon them, drowning the Egyptians. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 15 Dec. 2020 The previous head coach, Tony Holmes, parted ways with Red Oak in December following a 9-3 season that saw Red Oak finish in a three-way tie for second in District 4-5A Division I. Dallas News, 23 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of parted was in 1534

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Cite this Entry

“Parted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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