English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæŋ.ɡəld/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋɡəld

Adjective edit

tangled (comparative more tangled, superlative most tangled)

  1. Mixed up, interlaced.
    tangled knot
    • 1789, William Blake, “A Dream”, in Songs of Innocence:
      Troubled, 'wilder'd, and forlorn, / Dark, benighted, travel-worn, / Over many a tangled spray, / All heart-broke I heard her say
    • 1919, Henry Head, “Paris. April, 1916”, in Destroyers and Other Verses:
      That like a mighty river onward streams / In multitudinous channels ruthlessly, / Past tangled isles and barriers of sand
  2. (by extension) Intricate.

Derived terms edit

Verb edit


  1. simple past and past participle of tangle