[ kuhm-plek-tid ]
/ kəmˈplɛk tɪd /
complexioned (usually used in combination): a light-complected boy.
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Origin of complected
usage note for complected
Complected, a back formation from complexion, is an Americanism dating from the early 19th century. Although it has been criticized by some as a dialectal or nonstandard substitution for complexioned, it occurs in the speech of educated persons and occasionally in edited writing.
Words nearby complected
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British Dictionary definitions for complected
/ (kəmˈplɛktɪd) /
(in combination) a US dialect word for complexioned
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