ornamented or provided with frets: a fretted molding.
- un·fret·ted, adjective
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How to use fretted in a sentence
As I fretted over whether it was safe for her ingest the body paint, she extolled its benefits.
Rivers told me in both 2010 and 2014 that, when thinking about dying herself, she fretted most about her daughter Melissa.
Through the summer and early fall, the prices of many Puerto Rican bonds fell as investors fretted about a default.
Last week I fretted that America—and American business, in particular—seemed to be running out of ideas.Is That It? Burger King’s French Fry Burger Is Just Carb Overkill. | Daniel Gross | September 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Behind the scenes, he threw spectacular parties, fretted over his ratings, and stayed loyal to his friends.
“I fretted and fumed all next day, and raised a great disturbance,” rejoined the old gentleman.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
Besides the greater lands, the seas are fretted by a host of smaller dry areas, termed islands.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Another of the same class is played with a bow; it has but one string, but is fretted with the fingers.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The actual Deputy declared that he ‘fretted away his life in misery.’Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
At this time the minds of our yachtsmen were sorely fretted by the performance of the cutter 'Minerva' from Scotland.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
British Dictionary definitions for fretted
ornamented with angular designs or frets
decorated with fretwork
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