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  1. having knots; knot; knotty.
  2. tied in or fastened with a knot.
  3. made or ornamented with knots. knot.
  4. Botany. having many nodes or nodelike swellings; gnarled.
  5. Zoology. having one or more swellings; nodose.


/ ˈnɒtɪd /


  1. (of wood, rope, etc) having knots
  2. get knotted! slang.
    used as a response to express disapproval or rejection

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Other Words From

  • well-knotted adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of knotted1

First recorded in 1125–75, knotted is from the Middle English word cnotted. See knot 1, -ed 2, -ed 3

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Example Sentences

Often, this spiky emotion causes a racing heart, headache and knotted stomach.

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I felt equally frustrated as I watched a shot of me fumbling with a knotted rope shown right before Alex sprains his ankle falling on a run-out slab—the underlying implication being that my ineptitude was to blame.

He felt my love in the squeeze of his hand, or the way I checked that his shoelaces were double-knotted before our daily walk.

Percussion massagerThe oscillating head on the motorized Hyperice Hypervolt rapidly pounds your muscles, increasing blood flow and relaxing knotted tissue.

Inflicting intense pain on a knotted muscle won’t make it relax or stretch any faster, so keep the pressure at a level that doesn’t make you wince.

Some came wrapped in what looked like puffed up fabric worms, with hair just as knotted and twisted.

The resemblance between the two garments is uncanny, with both coats featuring knotted sleeves in the front.

He looks trim in a crisp white shirt and tightly knotted tie after one of his regular afternoon workouts.

Jeff Koons takes knotted balloon dogs and enlarges them in stainless steel.

But after lunch she returned, as if to prepare herself for what was about to happen, with her hair knotted up into tight bun.

A wisp of wheat was knotted round her neck for a necklace, and a perfect sheaf of it in her hair.

Across his shoulder he carried a bundle knotted into an old red handkerchief with a polka spot.

Sam knotted the sheets together in sailor-like fashion, while his friend made a secure bundle of old Liz with the blanket.

He felt no soft pine needles under his moccasined feet, only the knotted roots of trees.

Seconds later the knotted drape she had used before swayed down into sight, I grasped it to steady it.





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