tan·​gly | \ ˈtaŋ-g(ə-)lē How to pronounce tangly (audio) \

Definition of tangly

: full of tangles or knots : intricate

Examples of tangly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wireless headphones of all varieties promise to function like the earbuds that came with your phone, just without the tangly mess of cords. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Here's Why Your Bluetooth Headphones Keep Acting Up," 25 Feb. 2020 To clear away those tangly tendrils of solid mental anguish, Ash must use super paint. Washington Post, "‘Concrete Genie’: A kid’s game about the agonies of bullying and the joys of art," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tangly

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Tangly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangly. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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