well-turned

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈtərnd \

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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Definition of well-turned for English Language Learners

  • : expressed in a proper or skillful way


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