verb (used with object), tas·seled, tas·sel·ing or (especially British) tas·selled, tas·sel·ling.
verb (used without object), tas·seled, tas·sel·ing or (especially British) tas·selled, tas·sel·ling.
Origin of tassel
Examples from the Web for tasseled
Perry discusses his upcoming execution with an aw-shucks smile; his hairline is tasseled with greasy bangs.Werner Herzog’s 'Into the Abyss' Explores the Death Penalty|Ben Crair|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He liked to make disparaging jokes about attorneys in pinstripes and tasseled loafers.
The corn, not yet tasseled, stood in green flexible ranks, moved by the early breeze.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner
There on the floor lay the handkerchief and the two tasseled curtain cords.
The moon was at full and drew out the scent of the tasseled crop.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition|Rudyard Kipling
There were dance cards with dangling tiny pencils on tasseled cords, and score cards plastered with tiny stars.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
He had worked since daybreak in the mill, and had his tasseled cap awry upon his head.
British Dictionary definitions for tasseled
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
Word Origin for tassel
Word Origin and History for tasseled
c.1300, "mantle fastener," from Old French tassel "a fastening, clasp" (mid-12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tassellus, said to be from Latin taxillus "small die or cube," a diminutive of talus "knucklebone, ankle" (see talus (n.1)). But OED finds this doubtful and calls attention to the variant form tossel and suggests association with toss (v.). Meaning "hanging bunch of small cords" is first recorded late 14c.