toothed

adjective
\ ˈtütht How to pronounce toothed (audio) , uncompounded also ˈtü-thəd \

Definition of toothed

: having teeth especially of a specified kind or number often used in combinationfine-toothed

Examples of toothed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sperm whales are the largest of the toothed whales and have one of the widest global distributions of any marine mammal species. al, "Stranded sperm whale moves north in Mobile Bay," 23 Nov. 2020 Chenoweth is forty, with a spiky hairdo and a gap-toothed smile. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "How to Stop a Power Grab," 16 Nov. 2020 Voracious, sharp-toothed Northern snakehead fish — introduced by way of pet stores, live food markets and aquarium hobbyists across the U.S. — have been spotted in New York's Harlem Meer and Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Marion Renault, USA TODAY, "Man illegally dumps two large bags of Asian eels into New York lake, impact not yet known," 19 Oct. 2020 For millions of soccer fans, Stiles will always be remembered for his gap-toothed victory jig after England’s 4-2 win against West Germany in the July 1966 final at London’s Wembley Stadium. James Cone, Bloomberg.com, "Nobby Stiles, England Soccer 1966 World Cup Winner, Dies at 78," 30 Oct. 2020 Paleontologists have found bony-toothed birds from places all over the world, from New Zealand to South Carolina. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Reveal What May Be the Largest Flying Bird Ever," 26 Oct. 2020 Voracious, sharp-toothed Northern snakehead fish — introduced by way of pet stores, live food markets and aquarium hobbyists across the U.S. — have been spotted in New York's Harlem Meer and Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Marion Renault, USA TODAY, "Man illegally dumps two large bags of Asian eels into New York lake, impact not yet known," 19 Oct. 2020 Amis’s saw-toothed sentences seized me by the scruff and carried me off for good. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Martin Amis Offers the ‘Inside Story’ of His Relationships With Three Famous Writers," 20 Oct. 2020 Narwhals, like other toothed whales, do not have the requisite immune systems to combat viruses. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Whales and other wildlife species could get COVID-19: 'Potential cascading impacts' around the world," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of toothed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Toothed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toothed. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for toothed

toothed

adjective
How to pronounce toothed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of toothed

: having teeth : having teeth of a specified kind

toothed

adjective
\ ˈtütht How to pronounce toothed (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothed

: having or showing teeth especially of a particular kind sharp-toothed

toothed

adjective
\ ˈtütht also ˈtü-thəd \

Medical Definition of toothed

1 : having teeth especially of an indicated kind or number small-toothed individuals
2 : having pointed projections on the margin or surface

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