\ 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 combination fine-toothed

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The orange-toothed rodents can give birth to litters of up to 12. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California to add invasive rodent to list of prohibited pets," 26 Aug. 2019 Call it a sharp-toothed answer to Discovery’s Sharkzilla, the giant shark mascot that has become a Comic-Con regular in promoting the network’s long-running Shark Week. Susan Hornik, Los Angeles Times, "How Nat Geo’s giant SharkFest play at Comic-Con tried to overpower Discovery’s Shark Week," 23 July 2019 The gap-toothed girl was reported missing on May 4, when her mother’s ex-fiance arrived at a local hospital with a story about being abducted on the way to the airport with Maleah and his then-1-year-old son. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Maleah Davis died by “homicidal violence,” medical examiner says," 28 June 2019 Not every over-the-top creation stuck with sweet-toothed visitors, Edry says. Phillip Valys,, "Nani’s Dough, known for eye-popping artisanal doughnuts, shutting down in Delray Beach," 14 Aug. 2019 Naturally, fellow gap-toothed fans and supporters of her former look are pouring one out for the gap that was. Raisa Bruner, Time, "People Are Bidding Farewell to Dakota Johnson's Old Smile," 6 Aug. 2019 Its meadows are carpeted with wildflowers, its white-toothed mountains push up against a flawless blue sky. New York Times, "Photos Emerge From Kashmir, a Land on Lockdown," 9 Aug. 2019 July may be National Ice Cream Month, but sweet-toothed South Floridians hardly need an excuse to indulge in frozen treats during the dog days of summertime. Phillip Valys,, "Seven new South Florida ice cream shops for National Ice Cream Day 2019," 18 July 2019 The company is also selling Sugared Snickerdoodle, Salted Butterscotch, Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla, and Salted Caramel for the sweet-toothed decorators out there. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Bath & Body Works Just Dropped Their Fall 2019 Candle Collection and We're Freaking Out," 16 July 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toothed

: having teeth : having teeth of a specified kind


\ ˈtütht How to pronounce toothed (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothed

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


\ 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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