writhen

adjective
writh·​en | \ ˈri-t͟hən How to pronounce writhen (audio) \

Definition of writhen

: being twisted or contorted writhen trees a writhen smile

First Known Use of writhen

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for writhen

Middle English, from Old English, from past participle of wrīthan

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“Writhen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writhen. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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