ser·​ried | \ ˈser-ēd How to pronounce serried (audio) \

Definition of serried

1 : crowded or pressed together : compact the crowd collected in a serried mass— W. S. Maugham
2 [by alteration] : marked by ridges : serrate the serried contours of the … mountainsAmer. Guide Series: Oregon

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serriedly adverb
serriedness noun

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Examples of serried in a Sentence

Flowers came up every spring in their serried ranks. a sterile subdivision with serried rows of cookie-cutter houses
Recent Examples on the Web The Emergency Operations Center is a large, bright room, with serried rows of wooden desks facing a wall of video screens. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 No one had lined us up in serried, uniform ranks, no one had demanded an oath or a membership—or anything more than the spirit of DIY. Jonathan Myerson, The New York Review of Books, "From Brexit to Covid: A Very British Debacle," 4 May 2020 In the vegetable garden, Burch gleefully points out the serried ranks of okra, eggplant, beans, peppers, kale, cucumber, and cantaloupe. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Inside Tory Burch’s Lovingly Restored Antigua Getaway," 15 Aug. 2018 There is certainly something extreme about the serried carcasses, blackened by blow torches to burn off the fur, the faces charred in a rictus grin. The Economist, "Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless," 19 Apr. 2018 Inspectors unwrapped them and found serried rows of bottles. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of serried

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Serried.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of serried

literary : crowded or pressed together

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