spired

adjective \ ˈspī(-ə)rd \

Definition of spired

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

Examples of spired in a Sentence

  1. the spired mountain peaks known as the Teton Range

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First Known Use of spired

1610

spired Synonyms

Synonyms
peaked, pointy, sharp, pointed, tipped
Antonyms
blunt
Related Words
needlelike, spiny; barbed, jagged, pronged, spiked, spikelike, spiky (also spikey); bladelike, knifelike
Near Antonyms
dull, rounded


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