\ ˈtird How to pronounce tiered (audio) \

Definition of tiered

: having or arranged in tiers, rows, or layers often used in combination triple-tiered

Examples of tiered in a Sentence

The hors d'oeuvres were served on tiered platters.

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After dinner, the families took photos of a large, tiered cake. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "Here Comes the Bride. And the Bride. And the Bride. Mass Weddings Boom in Lebanon.," 15 Sep. 2019 The bakery also sells two-tiered cakes for large gatherings. cleveland.com, "Nothing Bundt Cakes to sell nothing but ‘awesome’ bundt cakes in South Euclid," 6 Sep. 2019 One of the lower-tiered candidates, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, made her case against both President Trump and some of her Democratic opponents. NBC News, "Meet the Press - August 8, 2019," 8 Aug. 2019 The restaurant, in the former Shanghai Bistro spot, had a popular multi-tiered stone patio. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Lion’s Tavern in Stillwater has closed," 25 July 2019 Crayton said the tiered process, developed with the help of James Moore, a student hearing officer who worked for the OPSB’s discipline office before Hurricane Katrina, was a big step. nola.com, "New Orleans schools seek better discipline process as expulsions drop but suspensions rise," 27 June 2019 There's an aggressive front grille, tiered headlights, complex side surfacing, big wheels, and black body cladding. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Chevrolet Trailblazer Is Back, and It Now Splits the Difference between Trax and Equinox," 29 May 2019 His white, three-tiered birthday cake was topped with throwback photo of him on the court. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Cookie Johnson Threw Husband Magic Johnson A 60th Birthday Celebration He'll Never Forget," 15 Aug. 2019 The performance had the singer — along with her dozen of background dancers — placed atop a giant, tiered wedding cake. Teen Vogue, "Lizzo's BET Awards Performance Had Everyone —Including Rihanna— Dancing," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of tiered

1807, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tiered

: arranged in layers or tiers

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