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

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-turned was in 1592

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“Well-turned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-turned. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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