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well-turned

well-turn
W w

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel turn]
    • /wɛl tɜrn/
    • /wel tɜːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel turn]
    • /wɛl tɜrn/

Definitions of well-turned word

  • adjective well-turned gracefully shaped: a well-turned ankle. 1
  • adjective well-turned gracefully and concisely expressed: a well-turned phrase. 1
  • adjective well-turned (of a phrase, speech, etc) apt and pleasingly sonorous 0
  • adjective well-turned having a pleasing shape 0
  • adjective well-turned gracefully formed or shaped 0
  • adjective well-turned expressed or worded well 0

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Origin of well-turned

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Well-turned

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

well-turned popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-turned

adj well-turned

  • full-figured — (of a woman) having an amply proportioned or heavy body.

Antonyms for well-turned

adjective well-turned

  • disfigured — Simple past tense and past participle of disfigure.
  • disproportioned — lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.: architectural disproportions.

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