\ ˈspī(-ə)rd How to pronounce spired (audio) \

Definition of spired

1 : having a spire a spired church
2 : tapering usually to a sharp point spired cedars

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the spired mountain peaks known as the Teton Range
Recent Examples on the Web The single-spired temple — with no plans for a golden Angel Moroni statue atop it — won’t be far from the two Latter-day Saint temples already in neighboring Provo. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Latter-day Saints break ground for sixth Utah County temple," 5 Sep. 2020 Its spired roof is topped by a curled metal dragon named Hendrix. Jessica Fender, NOLA.com, "Take a weekend drive to friendly Fairhope for fishing, quiet beaches and quirky 'castles'," 18 Aug. 2020 Its roomy penthouse, nestled under the eaves, offers views of the green-spired city hall and the tower of Christiansborg Palace. New York Times, "In Copenhagen, Hotel Rooms Worth Traveling For," 1 Feb. 2018 The complex features nine golden-spired pavilions and more than 100 sculptures and statues of angels, gods, mythical creatures and former kings. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Thai artisans prepare complex for king’s funeral," 9 Oct. 2017 On a broad parade ground not far from the Grand Palace, Thai masters are constructing a vision of heaven — an elegant, nine-spired funeral pyre for King Bhumibol Adulyadej that will send his soul into the afterlife later this year. Seth Mydans, New York Times, "Building a Vision of Heaven for Thailand’s ‘God’," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of spired

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spired. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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