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flown

1
[ flohn ]
/ floʊn /
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verb
a past participle of fly2.
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Other definitions for flown (2 of 2)

flown2
[ flohn ]
/ floʊn /

adjective
decorated with colors that have been fluidly blended: flown ceramic ware.
Archaic. filled to excess.

Origin of flown

2
Middle English flōwen; past participle of flow
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British Dictionary definitions for flown (1 of 2)

flown1
/ (fləʊn) /

verb
the past participle of fly 1

British Dictionary definitions for flown (2 of 2)

flown2
/ (fləʊn) /

adjective
relating to coloured (usually blue) decoration on porcelain that, during firing, has melted into the surrounding glaze giving a halo-like effect

Word Origin for flown

probably from the obsolete past participle of flow
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