well-turned

adjective
\ ˈwel-ˈtərnd How to pronounce well-turned (audio) \

Definition of well-turned

1 : symmetrically shaped or rounded : shapely
2 : concisely and appropriately expressed a well-turned phrase
3 : expertly rounded or turned a well-turned column

First Known Use of well-turned

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Well-turned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-turned. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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well-turned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of well-turned

formal : expressed in a proper or skillful way

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