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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chiz-uh l]
    • /ˈtʃɪz əl/
    • /ˈtʃɪz.əld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chiz-uh l]
    • /ˈtʃɪz əl/

Definitions of chiselled word

  • adjective chiselled If you say that someone, usually a man, has chiselled features, you mean that their face has a strong, clear bone structure. 3
  • adjective chiselled carved or formed with or as if with a chisel 3
  • abbreviation CHISELLED clear-cut 3
  • noun chiselled a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, often made of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc. 1
  • noun chiselled chisel plow. 1
  • noun chiselled (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Caelum. 1

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Origin of chiselled

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Anglo-French, variant of Old French cisel < Vulgar Latin *cīsellus, diminutive of *cīsus, for Latin caesus, past participle of caedere to cut, with -ī- generalized from prefixed derivatives; cf. excide

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Parts of speech for Chiselled


chiselled popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chiselled usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chiselled

adjective chiselled

  • grooved — simple past tense and past participle of groove.
  • carven — carve
  • rugged — having a roughly broken, rocky, hilly, or jagged surface: rugged ground.
  • carved — to cut (a solid material) so as to form something: to carve a piece of pine.
  • furrowed — a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.

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