\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web With 17 winged creatures appearing in the first season alone, many of the actors spent a considerable amount of time pretending to fly. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 28 July 2022 Using a thermal-imaging camera to search for the winged intruders, which have a high heat signature, Gilligan discovered a large red and orange thermal blob in the Gouttierres’ floor, meaning there were bees aplenty. Julian Mark, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 Subsequently, the winged adult insect emerges, typically one inch or larger in size. Mike Snider And Scott Fallon, USA TODAY, 18 June 2022 The presentation included the decline of various species throughout Lake County, including a significant decline in red-winged blackbirds, blue jays and junco, Cseke said. Alexandra Kukulka,, 7 Apr. 2022 The golden-winged warrior has long been a DC staple, and he's popped up before in live-action TV series like Smallville and the Arrowverse shows. Devan Coggan,, 8 June 2022 Glide over to the Brown Hall of Entomology to learn cool facts about insects, followed by mingling with winged beauties in Cockrell Butterfly Center’s multilevel paradise. Robin Soslow, Chron, 20 May 2022 The works in the Doge’s Palace (including one that seems to show the palace itself on fire beneath a winged lion, the symbol of Venice) are thick with paint, lead and other metals glistening silver and gold. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 The makeup is consistent: winged liner, wispy lashes, mattified complexions, and a dusting of highlighter on the cheekbones. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of winged

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

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3 Aug 2022

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

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

Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects


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