tent·​ed | \ ˈten-təd How to pronounce tented (audio) \

Definition of tented

1 : covered with a tent or tents tented camps
2 : shaped like a tent

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Their plans include a tented resort just outside Yosemite and new camps in Joshua Tree, Catalina Island and Sonoma. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "Essential California: Golden State Killer case's twisted, painful path," 11 June 2019 Once at camp, the GO pops up and folds out to create a tented area with two benches and a table. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Versatile travel trailer camps four and hauls gear for $10K," 29 Nov. 2018 The performers divided the platform of the tented Venetian Theater, with the musicians clustered at stage right and the singers, with a couple of benches and a tree for a setting, improvising a rudimentary staging on the left. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Atalanta’ Review: A Pastoral Love Story," 23 July 2018 The rhinos are a highlight of a visit to Ol Pejeta, which also runs traditional safaris, with guests sleeping in lodgings that range from cottages to tented camps. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "Can the Northern White Rhino Come Back from the Edge of Extinction?," 22 Sep. 2018 Instead of a private island paradise, what inspired Tucker Brown were the tented camps of mainland Africa, which immerse you in the local environment. Tom Downey, WSJ, "Exploring Madagascar Is Now Easier Than Ever," 18 July 2018 The unique tented cathedral ceilings make the living room feel extra-large, but still cozy at the same time. Rori Kotch, Country Living, "You'll Never Guess Which Classic American Author's Cottage is for Rent," 10 July 2015 As the day grew hotter, four men appeared on the shadeless sidewalk carrying a tented shelter to protect the sweaty protesters from the sun. Morgan Cook, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Demonstrators sing to sheltered migrant children in El Cajon," 7 July 2018 An asylum seeker from the Horn of Africa who did not want to be identified by his name sits in a tented camp set up by the Baobad aid group, on the outskirts of Rome, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Washington Post, "Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won’t be easy," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of tented

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of tented

: made up of or filled with tents
: having a peak like a tent : shaped like the inside of a tent

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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