\ ˈwiŋd How to pronounce winged (audio) also (except for sense 1a(2)) ˈwiŋ-əd How to pronounce winged (audio) \

Definition of winged

1a(1) : having wings winged seeds
(2) : having wings of a specified kind used in combination strong-winged
b : using wings in flight
2a : soaring with or as if with wings : elevated
b : swift, rapid

Examples of winged in a Sentence

birds and other winged creatures

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Billy Porter arrived on the Met Gala red carpet tonight dressed as a gilded, winged Egyptian pharaoh. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Billy Porter Arrived on the Met Gala Red Carpet Fully Dressed as an Egyptian Sun God," 6 May 2019 This included blue and pink eye shadows, false lashes, winged liner — the works. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "This Woman Started Wearing Full Glam to Spite Her Makeup-Shaming Coworker," 3 May 2019 Singer Kelela greeted the morning in Barcelona with neon orange lids, a thick coat of winged liner, and buttery-smooth skin. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Jorja Smith, Emily Ratajkowski, and More," 7 Apr. 2019 Drag queen BenDeLaCreme stopped by to show us just how to achieve this classic, but oftentimes tricky, winged liner look with ease. The Editors, Cosmopolitan, "You Have to See BenDeLaCreme's Fierce Cat-Eye Look," 20 Feb. 2018 The art went perfectly with her signature accessories (winged eyeliner, a choker, and a high pony), and the singer-songwriter tagged traveling nail artists @NailAnatomy in the ‘gram. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Kendall Jenner Among Those Trying the Cow Print Nail Art Trend," 24 Mar. 2019 Among the ancient biota—or plant and animal life—found so far: four turtle species, eight amphibian species, 15 fishes, 17 mammals, 24 of the winged reptiles called pterosaurs and no fewer than 53 ancient bird species. Stefen Chow, Smithsonian, "The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom," 19 Apr. 2018 The team then compared Archaeopteryx’s stats to those of 55 modern birds, two crocodilians, and two species of pterosaurs, the winged reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs. National Geographic, "This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly—But Unlike Anything Alive Today," 13 Mar. 2018 At yesterday’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, all eyes were on the celestial cast of angel-winged supers storming the runway. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Takes Her Victoria’s Secret Runway Makeup to the Streets Like a Pro," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of winged

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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English Language Learners Definition of winged

: having wings


\ ˈwiŋd How to pronounce winged (audio) , ˈwiŋ-əd\

Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects

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