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penned

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

as in imprisoned, caged

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penned

verb (1)
past tense of pen

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penned

verb (2)
past tense of pen

Synonyms of penned (Entry 3 of 3)

to compose and set down on paper the words of
  • though relatively unknown at the time of his death, the composer had penned some of the most memorable show tunes of his era

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“Penned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/penned. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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