weath·​ered | \ ˈwe-t͟hərd How to pronounce weathered (audio) \

Definition of weathered

1 : seasoned by exposure to the weather
2 : altered in color, texture, composition, or form by such exposure or by artificial means producing a similar effect weathered oak

Examples of weathered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burgess’s earnest, weathered vocal lends authenticity to the song, which is a promising first outing in his journey from songwriter to artist. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 22 July 2022 Amid the weathered gravestones and mossy oaks of Bonaventure Cemetery, stone angels keep a silent vigil. Alex Pulaski, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 Sugar glycation, when excess sugar attaches itself to protein in the body, causes collagen to sag and not work well, according to Talib, which causes skin to look older and more weathered. Rebecca Suhrawardi, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Kiffin opens his top right-hand desk drawer and pulls out a weathered, yellow golf ball. Blake Toppmeyer, USA TODAY, 30 June 2022 American pioneers were certainly more aware of the weathered peaks of Scotts Bluff. Fox News, 29 June 2022 The set design still fills every inch of the large Bushnell stage with dark, weathered wood platforms and staircases. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 24 June 2022 For a rustic, weathered look, try the dry brush paint technique, leaving some of the wood from the shims exposed. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, 23 May 2022 Their deep dive into American roots music sounds weathered and fresh, timeless and timely, all at once. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weathered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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