[ ten-tuh-kuhld ]

  1. having tentacles.

Origin of tentacled

First recorded in 1855–60; tentacle + -ed3
  • Also ten·tac·u·lat·ed [ten-tak-yuh-ley-tid]. /tɛnˈtæk yəˌleɪ tɪd/.

Other words from tentacled

  • mul·ti·ten·ta·cled, adjective
  • un·ten·ta·cled, adjective

Words Nearby tentacled

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How to use tentacled in a sentence

  • Great sea slugs crawled about on the bottom with gigantic starfish, and actiniae of vivid colours spread their tentacled blossoms.

    Fire Island | G. Manville Fenn
  • The solitary individuals rise three or four inches by a nearly straight stalk, surmounted by a many-tentacled head.

    The Log of the Sun | William Beebe
  • Somehow, the two young ladies felt the chilly presence of a tentacled fish out of water, that was wholly inexplicable.

    Edith and John | Franklin S. Farquhar
  • It has large claws in which it holds anemones, tentacled sea animals with no power of motion.

    Planet of the Damned | Harry Harrison