Related formsun·dot·ted, adjective
Definition for dotted (2 of 2)
- a point placed after a note or rest, to indicate that the duration of the note or rest is to be increased one half. A double dot further increases the duration by one half the value of the single dot.
- a point placed under or over a note to indicate that it is to be played staccato.
verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
Origin of dot1
Related formsdot·like, adjectivedot·ter, noun
Examples from the Web for dotted
But his file is also dotted with frequent warnings of misconduct.
Several police cars are dotted alongside the column while three or four policemen stand around on the grass watching the vehicles.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats|David Patrikarakos|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The political constellation is dotted with a range of parties representing different interests, with overlap between them.
The city is now dotted by small settlements, each home no matter how remote guarded by a soldier from the Israeli army.
The West Bank, the area slated for a Palestinian state, is today dotted by Israeli settlements.
History, too, has its dotted lines, where supposition fills up gaps for which we have no certain information.Terre Napoleon|Ernest Scott
Great valleys opened out, dotted with mimosa patches and baobab, and half a hundred varieties of shrubbery.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
The sea was dotted with men battling for life amidst the waves.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
The dotted line shows the route that most people suggest, but it is not quite so long as the other.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
They were dotted, on this sunny morning, with the most beautiful flowers.Beginner's Book in Language|H. Jeschke
British Dictionary definitions for dotted (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for dotted (2 of 3)
- the symbol (·) placed after a note or rest to increase its time value by half
- this symbol written above or below a note indicating that it must be played or sung staccato
- the symbol (.) indicating multiplication or logical conjunction
- a decimal point
verb dots, dotting or dotted
Derived Formsdotter, noun
Word Origin for dot
British Dictionary definitions for dotted (3 of 3)
Derived Formsdotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective
Word Origin for dot
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Science definitions for dotted
Idioms and Phrases with dotted
In addition to the idiom beginning with dot
- dot the i's and cross the t's
- on the dot
- sign on the dotted line