knotted

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English knotted, iknotted, from the past participle of the verb knotten.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

knotted (comparative more knotted, superlative most knotted)

  1. Full of knots; knotty.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 99:
      These men lashed themselves and each other unmercifully with knotted leather scourges until the blood ran, two or three times daily.
  2. Tied in knots.
  3. Tangled, tangly, knotty, entangled, matted, snarled, unkempt, or uncombed.
  4. Having the shape or form of a knot.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 296:
      Grey hairs straggled out from under her head-gear, which surrounded a dark face with bushy eyebrows and a long knotted nose.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

knotted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of knot
    He arrives at school every day with his shoestrings all knotted.
    Her macrame basket hangers are so well knotted.

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The past participle of a rare verb knotten.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈknɔtəd/, /iˈknɔtəd/, /əˈknɔtəd/

AdjectiveEdit

knotted

  1. knotted, knotty, tangled
  2. tied, linked
  3. lumpy, bumpy

DescendantsEdit

  • English: knotted
  • Scots: knottit

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