peaked

adjective (1)
\ ˈpēkt How to pronounce peaked (audio) also ˈpē-kəd How to pronounce peaked (audio) \

Definition of peaked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a peak : pointed peaked lapels a peaked hill

peaked

adjective (2)
peak·​ed | \ ˈpē-kəd How to pronounce peaked (audio) also ˈpi-kəd How to pronounce peaked (audio) \

Definition of peaked (Entry 2 of 2)

: being pale and wan or emaciated : sickly

Other Words from peaked

Adjective (1)

peakedness \ ˈpēk(t)-​nəs How to pronounce peaked (audio) , ˈpē-​kəd-​nəs \ noun

First Known Use of peaked

Adjective (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peaked

Adjective (2)

peak entry 4

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The first known use of peaked was in the 14th century

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“Peaked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peaked. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for peaked

peaked

adjective
\ ˈpēkt How to pronounce peaked (audio) \

Kids Definition of peaked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a point or a prominent end

peaked

adjective
peak·​ed | \ ˈpē-kəd How to pronounce peaked (audio) \

Kids Definition of peaked (Entry 2 of 2)

: looking pale and sick

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