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  • IPA(key): /kɹaʊnd/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊnd

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  1. simple past and past participle of crown

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crowned (not comparable)

  1. Wearing a crown.
  2. (often in combinations) Having a particular crown (top part of the head)
  3. (obsolete) Great, supreme; completed; excessive.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], “Preparatiues and purgers”, in The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, →OCLC, partition 2, section 4, member 1:
      Put case, he saith, all other medicines faile, by the helpe of God this alone will doe it, and tis a crowned medicine which must be kept in secret
    • 1699, Robert Barret, A Companion for Midwives, Child-Bearing Women, and Nurses., London, Sect. III, p. 96:
      After having cloy'd his puny stomach, he sneaks away privily, in a Stage-Coach, to his house in the Country; there he murders the Vertuous Womb of his Dear Lady, and darts into the Royal Arch, his contagious, loathsome Sperm, which is innocently receiv'd, and hugg'd in the crown'd Act of Conception.
    • 1748, [Samuel Richardson], “Letter XXVII. Mr. Lovelace, to John Belford, Esq. Saturday, May 20.”, in Clarissa. Or, The History of a Young Lady: [], volume IV, London: [] S[amuel] Richardson;  [], →OCLC:
      More truly delightful to me the seduction-progress than the crowned act: for that's a vapour, a bubble!
    • 1836, Emmeline Stuart-Wortley, Visionary: Canto III, v. cclxxxii.:
      Their crowned truths
    • 1895, Ellen Maria Huntington Gates, The Treasures of Kurium:
      That the crownèd truth advances.

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