tes·​sel·​lat·​ed ˈte-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce tessellated (audio)
: having a checkered appearance

Examples of tessellated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That geography is part of why the actual Biosphere 2 building looks so striking: Two ziggurats made of tessellated glass triangles are connected by a long, glass rectangular structure. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 10 July 2023 The panels featured tessellated shapes, abstract figurative drawings, and his famous love symbol. Curbed, 24 Mar. 2023 The Cambro Tray Set comes with a small black tray and a larger tessellated gray tray. John Thompson, Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 Red, white and black stones make up the tessellated floor. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Mar. 2022 Lending further weirdness to the exterior design are a floating vent high up on each C-pillar and a tessellated hexagonal mesh sun shade over the rear window. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 24 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tessellated was in 1695

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Cite this Entry

“Tessellated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tessellated. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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