wire·​drawn ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌdrȯn How to pronounce wiredrawn (audio)
: excessively minute and subtle
curious speculations, wiredrawn comparisons, obsolete eruditionVirginia Woolf

Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wiredrawn was in 1603

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“Wiredrawn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiredrawn. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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