spi·​der·​web ˈspī-dər-ˌweb How to pronounce spiderweb (audio)
: the network of silken thread spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and as a trap for small prey
: something that resembles or suggests a spiderweb

Examples of spiderweb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Angelo dressed up as a spider alongside the family dog, while mom served as the spiderweb and LaValle was the fly. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Mae had a cute spiderweb makeup design under her eye in the photo. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 That causes a spiderweb of minute cracks, which makes the area look white. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 From ice cream floats inspired by Harry Potter to spiderweb brownies, these recipes are simple enough to be made by kids and adults alike — and delicious enough to satisfy the most ghoulish of cravings. People Staff, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2023 Happily, our leftovers survived the trip to our kitchen (including public transportation) in fine form, with the crushed almonds still clinging and the spiderweb design intact. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2023 To create this look on your front porch, make a spiderweb out of rope and attach it to the side of your house or along a railing. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Oct. 2023 This best-selling spiderweb has picked up nearly 6,000 perfect ratings. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 Weave a continuous spiral with a long length of black yarn to create a spiderweb. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of spiderweb was circa 1649

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“Spiderweb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiderweb. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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spi·​der·​web ˈspīd-ər-ˌweb How to pronounce spiderweb (audio)
: the silken web spun by most spiders and used as a resting place and a trap for small prey

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