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Definition of skinned

: having skin especially of a specified kind usually used in combination dark-skinned

Examples of skinned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The headless woman, losing this fight, is purple-skinned. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2021 For me, as a dark-skinned Black woman, to be the face of a campaign like that... Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 3 Aug. 2022 Angela Bassett as Tina Turner gave the future actress a powerful, fierce and fashionable portrayal of a brown-skinned woman even in the midst of her struggles. Veronica Wells, Essence, 13 Dec. 2021 The friend is Clare Kendry, a light-skinned Black woman who for years has been living as White. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 As Filoni points out, the Star Wars creator actually has appeared on screen before, playing blue-skinned statesman Baron Papanoida in 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Devan Coggan,, 19 Aug. 2022 Some of those include the blue-skinned Captain Riyola Keevan who leads the voyage, warm and engaging cruise director Lenka Mok and SK-62O, an astromech droid often spotted rolling around the ship. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 The blue-skinned figures — usually but not always female, nude and solitary — are set off by hair, halos or other details rendered most often in gold or red. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 Weta made Pandora and its blue-skinned beings for the 3D eyebender Avatar (2009). Lisette Voytko, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of skinned

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2022

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“Skinned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition of skinned

: having skin especially of a specified kind usually used in combination dark-skinned


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