spi·​der·​web | \ ˈspī-dər-ˌweb How to pronounce spiderweb (audio) \

Definition of spiderweb

1 : the network of silken thread spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and as a trap for small prey
2 : something that resembles or suggests a spiderweb

Examples of spiderweb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deets: These spiderweb-like bindings wrap your boot without pinching. Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2022 To make this easy wreath, stretch a faux spiderweb onto a 12-inch embroidery hoop and close the hoop. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2022 Zendaya wears outfits that seem to pay homage to the iconic comic series, from a custom Valentino Haute Couture gown with embroidered cobwebs to a dazzling Alexander McQueen ensemble with crystal spiderweb stockings. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Apr. 2022 In a viral TikTok video that captured what happens next, a person climbs up onto the hood of the Porsche, leaving behind a spiderweb-shaped crack. oregonlive, 5 July 2022 Last year his team sonified a spiderweb into an eerie melody of rustles and turned a flame’s vibration into a meditation-like reverb of gongs. Sofia Quaglia, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2022 This town has the best high-desert trail riding this side of Moab, with plenty of comparable sandstone slickrock, and because the network is as diffuse and intricate as a spiderweb, overcrowding isn’t an issue. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, 2 Feb. 2017 Making a costume change, the mom of six also matched with daughters Carmen and María Lucía in sparkling black dresses with tulle and spiderweb bows in another photo. Janine Puhak, PEOPLE.com, 1 Nov. 2021 Zenen McClendon, of Mundelein, had several decorations to celebrate the occasion, including his Jeep Wrangler wrapped in loads of spiderweb and more than a dozen skeletons placed on his lawn. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of spiderweb

circa 1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spiderweb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiderweb. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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spi·​der·​web | \ ˈspī-dər-ˌweb How to pronounce spiderweb (audio) \

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: the silken web spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and a trap for prey

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