: superficially or lightly burned : burned on the edges
singed hair
singed fabric
Shrubs with singed branches emerging out of the grassland …Ann Swengel et al.

Examples of singed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Witness the smooth and delicate foie gras parfait, served in little tufts and flattered with singed orange segments. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2024 Sure, my old hair straighteners don’t look great when compared to today’s generation of sleek wands, but the cramps and singed fingers felt like a small price to pay for poker straight hair at the time. Hasina Jeelani, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2024 But the singed tree remained standing, and has shown a new sign of hope: New green leaves sprouting among the dead. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 19 Sep. 2023 In Sicily, a blaze destroyed the 15th century Santa Maria di Gesù church, turning an ancient wooden statue of the Virgin Mary into a singed log and consuming the 434-year-old remains of St. Benedict the Moor. Elinda Labropoulou, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2023 With security-deposit insurance, a tenant signs a policy with an insurer and pays a monthly premium and that policy guarantees an amount of money would be given to the landlord if there's damage to an apartment — say a broken window or singed patches of carpet on the floor. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 22 Apr. 2021 The actress threw herself headfirst into her stunts, FaceTiming her manager at the end of shooting days to proudly report a singed eyebrow or bruised elbow. Sara Austin, ELLE, 28 Apr. 2023 Officials did not identify the woman or release many other details about the incident at a news conference Wednesday not far from where a series of singed holes marred the path’s asphalt, marking the deadly lighting strike. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2022 On the witness stand Monday afternoon, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation firearms examiner testified that Arbery's T-shirt had large holes with singed edges suggesting the shotgun barrel was either pressed against him or almost touching when it was fired into his chest and armpit. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 16 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of singed was in the 14th century

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“Singed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/singed. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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