\ 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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Examples of spired in a Sentence

the spired mountain peaks known as the Teton Range
Recent Examples on the Web The single-spired, one-story, 29,000-square-foot Tallahassee Temple, originally announced in the April 2020 General Conference, will join temples in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale in serving Florida’s more than 160,000 members. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2021 The single-spired, one-story, 32,000-square-foot temple will go up on a 5.8-acre site in suburban Cranberry Township. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 July 2021 The single-spired, three-story, 70,000-square-foot structure is one of 27 existing or planned temples in Utah. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2021 The single-spired, one-story temple, 10,000-square-foot Helena Temple, along with the existing Billings Temple, will serve the Treasure State’s 50,000-plus members. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2021 The similar-looking, single-spired buildings will be about 10,000 square feet. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2021 The single-story, single-spired, 25,000-square-foot temple will serve more than 32,000 members in Arkansas. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Nov. 2020 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, 5 Sep. 2020 Its spired roof is topped by a curled metal dragon named Hendrix. Jessica Fender, NOLA.com, 18 Aug. 2020

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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 6 Dec. 2021.

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